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Kurs: Honouring Autistic Communication In Speech and Language Therapy Practice

Den 17 maj har Logopedförbundet möjlighet att erbjuda föreläsningen "Honouring Autistic Communication In Speech and Language Therapy Practice" med Elaine McGreevy och Emily Lees, Divergent Perspectives.

Divergent Perspectives

Både föreläsning och frågestund sker på engelska. 

Based on lived experience and contemporary research, learn how and why SLTs can embrace a Neurodivergent-affirming model of Speech and Language Therapy.

The dominant model of Speech and Language Therapy for Autistic children and young people is to reduce their inherent social communication attributes through encouraging eye contact, teaching conversation scripting and other neuronormative social skills. The evidence base is not proven for using these psychosocial interventions, despite these being often the most common supports offered. With the growing evidence base highlighting the harms of teaching Autistic children and young people to mask or camouflage their authentic selves, we aim to help SLTs embrace a new affirming model of support which nurtures Autistic communication skills.

  • Review of contemporary evidence base that informs Neurodivergent-affirming SLT practice with children and young people . Explore how flawed, outdated theories e.g., Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, do not reflect Autistic cognition
  • Autistic Communication Characteristics, Interaction Styles
  • Problems with standardised assessments in identifying how to empower Autistic students' communication
  • Strategies & supports which honour Autistic communication and interaction styles
  • Supporting attention and processing differences

 Elaine McGreevy och Emily Lees

Elaine McGreevy och Emily Lees är brittiska logopeder som tillsammans driver Divergent Perspectives. Med Divergent Perspectives vill de lyfta fram neurodiversitet och förändra logopedisk praktik. Elaine och Emily föreläser och håller i kurser om bland annat bemötande, kommunikation och neurodiversitet.

Läs mer på deras hemsida: divergentperspectives.co.uk


När? Tisdag 17 maj klockan 13.00-15.30 via Zoom.

Pris: 650 kronor

OBS! Begränsat antal platser, max 50 deltagare