OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 31, 2022

Neurodiversity-Affirming SLP Practice

An Autism CE Summit

This summit features six game-changing recorded talks from a neurodiverse panel and optional live Q&A sessions with each instructor. You’ll learn strategies that will totally transform your work AND you’ll meet your people: hundreds of other SLPs who are looking to embrace authentic, neurodiversity-affirming practice. This summit is registered for .9 ASHA CEUs (9 contact hours). This CE event will fill your toolbox and renew your enthusiasm for your work. 

Please note that REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 17th. You’ll have access to the recorded lectures until October 31st, so set aside some time for learning!

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Continuing Education
from Learn Play Thrive

Investment

The summit enrollment is $349.

Access

Each day from October 10th through October 14th we’ll release one to two pre-recorded 1.5 hour talks. You’ll have access to the talks until October 31st to watch on your own time. During the week of October 17th, you’ll have the opportunity to attend live Q&As with each instructor (these are optional and not included in the CE credit hours, but are a great opportunity to learn!).

Continuing Education

This course is registered with ASHA for .9 CEUs (9 contact hours).

FAQs

Information about completion requirements, accommodations, and more can be found in the FAQs.

October 10th, 2022

Learning about Autism from Autistics:
The Neurodiversity Paradigm as the Foundation for Therapeutic Practice

Let’s start here: Autistic people are the experts on autism. And unfortunately, most of what we learned in grad school is way off target. The good news is, we have Autistic SLPs Rachel Dorsey and V. Tisi to help us dive deep into how autistic people think and learn and what it means to use a neurodiversity model in our work. 

Objective One

Differentiate between key terms including neurodiversity, neurodivergent, neurodiverse, autistic, and allistic.

Objective Two

Generate a list of at least 3 clinical practices that are true to the intended meaning of being “neurodiversity-affirming.”

Join us for the optional live Q&A

Tune in on October 17 at 1PM ET to ask Rachel and V your questions!

Meet your
Instructors

INSTRUCTOR

Rachel Dorsey,

M.S., CCC-SLP
GUEST INSTRUCTOR

V Tisi,

M.A., CCC-SLP

OCTOBER 10

Beyond Treatment and Service Provision:
Disability Justice for Our Futures and Our Freedom

Racism and ableism are inextricably bound together. They inevitably show up in our worldviews, shaping how we do our work and how we understand it. In this talk, Lydia X. Z. Brown helps us understand the disability justice framework, vision, and praxis so that our work can begin to truly align with and reflect our values.

Objective One

Analyze the relationship between systemic discrimination and disability, identifying at least three ways this impacts disabled students.

Objective Two

Create a support plan using at least two Disability Justice-informed strategies.

 

Join us for the optional live Q&A

Tune in on October 17 at 10AM ET to ask Lydia your questions!

GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Meet your
Instructor

Lydia X. Z. Brown,

J.D., Esq.

OCTOBER 11

The Way MOST Autistic Kids Process Language
What Every SLP Should Know About Gestalt Language Processing

Did you know that most Autistic kids learn language through repeating scripts and over time break the scripts down into unique phrases? And did you know that this is a totally normal way to learn language? In this talk SLP Alexandria Zachos helps us understand how to confidently and affirmingly work with kids who communicate through delayed echolailia.
Objective One
Analyze language samples and determine the current language level of a gestalt language processor.
Objective Two
Apply knowledge about gestalt language processing and child-led therapy to plan a therapy session for a gestalt language processor.
Join us for the optional live Q&A
Tune in on October 18 at 10AM ET to ask Alex your questions!
GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Meet your
Instructor

Alexandria Zachos,

M.S., CCC-SLP

OCTOBER 12

AAC Essentials
Using Authentic Strategies to Foster Autonomous Communication

Communication is a right, and there is a better way to teach AAC use than prompting. In this talk, SLP Kate McLaughlin teaches us exactly what we need to know to support our clients to say what they want to say when they want to say it.

 

Objective One
Differentiate the needs of aided language learners from language learners who speak.
Objective Two
Examine the impact of prompting, including physical prompting, on language learning and autonomous communication.
Objective Three
Appraise the importance of authentic conversation as a critical component in supporting clients to grow their expression while maintaining a focus on communication autonomy and connection.
Join us for the optional live Q&A
Tune in on October 19 at 1PM ET to ask Kate your questions!
INSTRUCTOR

Meet your
Instructor

Kate McLaughlin,

M.S., CCC-SLP

October 13

What is My Body Telling Me and Why Does It Matter?
Interoception as the Foundation for Understanding and Communicating How You Uniquely Feel

So many traditional interventions for autistic people ask our autistic clients to change their external behaviors to accommodate neurotypical expectations, rather than helping our clients tune into how they feel inside and what they truly need to thrive. In this talk, OT Kelly Mahler and Autistic OT Kim Clairy teach us how interoception is a key component of promoting authentic well-being for our autistic clients.

Objective One
Generate a description of  interoception, the 8th sense that can be used with clients and/or their families.
Objective Two
Analyze the connection between interoception and understanding/communicating how you feel. Plan at least one strategy that they can use to support the interoception growth in clients of all ages
Join us for the optional live Q&A
Tune in on October 20 at 1PM ET to ask Kim and Kelly your questions!

Meet your
Instructors

GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Kelly Mahler,

OTD, OTR/L
GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Kim Clairy,

MSOT, OTR/L

OCTOBER 14

Enough With the “wh” Questions
Let’s Talk About Emergent Literacy!

So many SLPs are endlessly drilling “Wh” questions to bored learners, but an understanding of emergent literacy can totally change this approach. In this talk, you’ll learn how to approach literacy development from a strengths-based, researched-backed perspective that will leave you excited to try something totally new.

Objective One
Generate at least one activity to support each of these areas:  shared reading, emergent writing with the alphabet, shared writing, alphabet and phonological awareness, and independent reading.
Objective Two
Critique at least three apps and / or websites to determine if each will provide engagement and interaction for students of varying ages and interests.
Objective Three
Implement at least three light tech tools to help generalize emergent literacy skills for individuals who require visual supports and hands-on learning.
Join us for the optional live Q&A
Tune in on October 24 at 10AM ET to ask Caroline your questions!
GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Meet your
Instructor

Caroline Musselwhite,

Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Who is this
summit for?

This is more than just a summit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This conference is targeted towards SLPs working with autistic kids in any setting. Other professionals are welcome to attend. This is not a course designed for parents.
This course is targeted at the intermediate level.

The topics covered in this conference are appropriate for professionals working with kids of all ages, from early intervention through adolescence. Many talks will also be helpful to those working with adults.

Each presentation includes a recorded lecture and a discussion question. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a live Q&A with each instructor. 

Yes! This course is registered for .9 ASHA CEUs (9 contact hours). It is not registered with any other professional organizations, though other professionals are welcome to attend. 

Yes! The lectures are pre-recorded and you’ll have access to them for the month of October. The recordings of the live Q&As will also be made available for the month of October. 

Yes! If 3 or more people from your company plan to enroll email me the names of everyone enrolling at admin@learnplaythrive.com and I’ll provide a coupon code. It’s 15% for 3 registrants, 20% off for 4 or more, and 30% off for 7 or more.

We offer scholarships to therapists from under-resourced countries. Please visit our scholarship page to learn more.

In order to complete the course, you must:
– Watch all course lectures to 100% completion
– Pass a short multiple choice quiz after each lecture
– Complete a course survey for each lecture
 
No partial credit will be awarded

You will have until the end of October to access the recordings.

Full refunds are provided if the course is not expired and if no more than 3 modules have been completed. Email admin@learnplaythrive.com to request a refund. If for any reason the course is canceled by the provider before your registration period has expired, you will receive a full refund.

All videos in this course have closed captions that can be turned on or off. If you have other special learning needs, please email admin@learnplaythrive.com before registering. Accommodations will be made to support learners in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

You can send an email to admin@learnplaythrive.com

Learn strategies that will totally transform your work

and meet hundreds of other SLPs who are

looking to embrace authentic, neurodiversity-affirming practice.

This summit will be available for ASHA CEUs until October 31st, 2022. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.