Speech and Language Therapy outcomes
In Speech and Language Therapy Practice for Autistic Students
Length: 1 hour
Upcoming training date:
Monday 14th November
3pm - 4pm
Consider how behavioural models of Speech and Language Therapy support such as social skills training lead to outcomes that fail to meet the needs of the Autistic student.
Learn more about goal-setting to achieve Neurodivergent-affirming outcomes for Autistic children and young people: Authenticity, Agency, Autonomy, and Acceptance.
CPD Certificate will be available
All trainings can be booked individually and delivered to your service / team / organisation
The Neurodiversity Paradigm calls for Speech and Language Therapists to reflect on the limitations of the historic autism intervention evidence base which is focused on reducing social communication characteristics and increasing neuronormative behaviours in relation to play, communication, conversation, and emotional expression. The harms of teaching Autistic students to "pass" for neurotypical are now recognised and evidence in research on Autistic people's wellbeing.
Increasingly, Speech and Language Therapists are embracing neurodiversity in clinical practice, aiming to support Autistic students to develop authentically instead of teaching neurotypical social communication skills. This course will help all practitioners improve their understanding of neurodivergent-affirming goals and outcomes which lead to authenticity, agency, autonomy and acceptance for the individual.