A Crash Course In
Neurodiversity-Affirming Goal Writing
In this recorded replay of a live 2.5 hour training taught by Autistic SLP Rachel Dorsey, you’ll learn how to write goals that support the authentic participation and well-being of your autistic clients. Following Rachel’s concrete process and true-to-life case studies, you’ll walk away confident that you can write truly strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming goals for every neurodivergent client you encounter.
This is a short version of our full course, Goal Writing for Autistic Students, and is a recorded version of a previous live training using a participatory process and new case studies. It will be on sale now through July 6th and then registration will close! When you register you’ll have access to the self-paced training for one month.
from Learn Play Thrive
Learn a neurodiversity-affirming process that will change
your goal writing
MODULE 1: Neurodiversity & Autism Overview (15 minutes)
In this module you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the neurodiversity paradigm and your autistic clients so that you can truly connect with your clients and write goals that help them become their most authentic selves.
MODULE 2: Strengths-Based vs. Traditional Goal Writing (45 minutes)
The medical model teaches us to write deficits-driven goals that wreak havoc on the mental health of autistic students. But there’s a better way!
In this module, we tackle why and how the old model harms neurodivergent learners, and how strengths-based goal writing can help our clients to truly thrive.
MODULE 3: Case Studies (1.5 hours)
With Rachel as your guide, you’ll apply the course concepts to true-to-life case studies to identify a client’s strengths, their challenges, the need for accommodations or modifications, and the targeted skills for your goals.
Gain Practical Experience
Through Rachel’s careful scaffolding in this participatory training, you’ll gain practical experience writing neurodiversity-affirming goals that will leave you confident in translating this course into your practice with ease.
Get Game-Changing Resources
To truly bolster your confidence using this new process, you’ll get a practical, essential handout that outlines the strengths-based goal writing process so you can bring new expertise in neurodiversity-affirming goal writing back to your work and your team.
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Registering for this course will give you access to the recorded replay of the live training. You’ll have access for one month.
This course is registered for .25 AOTA CEUs and .25 ASHA CEUs
Information about completion requirements, accommodations, and more can be found in the FAQs.
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This is the course I wish I'd taken before I ever wrote a goal for an autistic client.
– Meg Proctor, Founder of Learn Play Thrive
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Frequently Asked Questions
This course is appropriate for professionals working with kids from early intervention through adolescence.
This course is pre-recorded videos, including PowerPoint presentations and lecture. This is a replay of a course taught via live lecture and a participatory process of goal writing using several case studies.
You will have 30 days access to complete the training modules and pass the quiz in the course in Thinkific with a satisfactory score, then you will receive your certificate by email.
No refunds will be issued after you have registered. However you do have the option of transferring your registration to another learner. If the live course is canceled by the instructor, you will be given the option of a full refund or access to a recorded version of the course. If you miss the live training, you will be enrolled in the recorded replay when it is available.
If you have special learning needs, please email email@example.com before registering. Accomodations will be made to support learners in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.
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Why enroll today?
Build your skills and your confidence with a process truly grounded in neurodiversity-affirming practices.
This course will be available for ASHA CEUs from June 13th, 2022 through June 12th, 2027.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.