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Strengths-Based Strategies for Autistic Students: Enhancing Engagement, Motivation and Effectiveness
April 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$35.00
Presented by Chris Wenger, MS, CCC-SLP (The “Speech Dude”), and Jessie Ginsburg, MS, CCC-SLP. There continues to be a widespread, and very problematic belief that Autistic children need to be “treated” or “fixed” to better fit into the world. This leads to goals that focus on suppressing Autistic traits, leading to low self-esteem and burnout. Autistic advocates have been raising their voices in support of the neurodiversity movement, which rests on the tenant that variations of the human brain are not just natural and inevitable, but a valuable and beautiful piece of human society. Yet, many are still viewing Autistic children as problems to be solved.
In this presentation, Chris and Jessie will discuss reframing autism as a brain difference, rather than a disorder, and will challenge you to consider how you can change your methods to incorporate neurodiversity affirming strategies and strengths-based approaches.Attendees will walk away inspired to make a shift in their minds, practices, and everyday interactions with Autistic students. If you are ready to transform your approaches with innovative and neurodiversity affirming strategies and tools, then you do not want to miss this.
Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. Register to watch live and/or watch the recording sent to all within two days after the live event and available for viewing for one month. Visit www.readingwithtlc.com