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Neurodiversity Affirming Practice – group supervision
for Speech Therapists

Live, accoutable and honest small group supervision to help you action and embed Neurodiversity Affirming practice in your work

These Group Supervision blocks are for paediatric speech therapists who have already learned a lot about Neurodiversity Affirming practice, and you want to go deeper, examine your practices, discuss specific cases and assessment/therapy ideas.

You want to collaborate to improve your daily practice and feel confident that you’re living Neurodiversity Affirming approach in your life and in your role as a speech therapist.

If we haven’t met, HI! I’m Adina Levy. A neurodivergent speechie from Sydney. I’m utterly dedicated to teaching parents, educators and other speechies & professionals how to support autistic children in affirming ways.

I’m so excited to offer blocks of group supervision for wonderful, open-minded and affirming speech therapists like you! We’re keeping this small, cosy and trusting. Each block is a closed group of 8 participants, and sessions are NOT recorded to honour privacy and confidentiality for you and for your clients.

This is not for you if you just want to sit back and listen. This is for you if you’re ready to discuss, share, learn and examine your practices and how you support autistic and ND clients in truly affirming ways. 

In the 6 hour supervision block we’ll cover:

'Social skills' and how to support interactions in affirming ways - including conversation skills, self-advocacy & double empathy

Report-writing and note-writing - Marrying up affirming approach with the various purposes for reports & notes

Embedding interests and sensory preferences into sessions

How to teach and support clients without using ABA tactics (yes, including supporting behaviour!)

All communication is OK - honouring & supporting all forms of communication including discussing Gestalt Language Processing

Thinking bigger: Collaborating with parents, teachers, educators and others in your clients' teams, and changing the world!

👧 Bring your client cases for discussion

🙋🏽‍♀️ Ask questions and get direct feedback

💡 Get and share specific ideas for assessment, therapy, client support and work/business practices

How much is it?

$330 per person (inc GST)

What you get when you register:

Live access to the 6 hours of online active small-group sessions over Zoom (not recroded)

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Ongoing support in our closed Facebook group

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Resources, links, further reading

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Certificate of attendance! Who doesn't love to be acknowledged for your efforts?

 Register for January Intensive Block

  • 3 x 2 hour sessions
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm Tuesdays (Sydney time/ AEDT)
  • Tues 10th Jan • Tues 17th Jan • Tues 24th Jan 2023
  • $330 prepaid

 Register for Feb-March Block

  • 6 x 1 hour sessions, weekly
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Tuesdays (Sydney time/ AEDT)
  • Tues 21st Feb –  Tues 28th March 2023
  • $330 prepaid

About Adina Levy

Speech Therapist & Director of Play. Learn. Chat.

I’m a neurodivergent speech therapist based in Sydney, working mainly with autistic children and kids with disabilities since 2012. I’ve worked in a range of settings, from community and disability organisations, running my bricks-and-mortar group private practice, and now as a sole practitoner running an online-only private practice.

I am somewhat obsessed with finding the balance between helpful, ethical practice, clinical relevance, sustainable, profitable services, happy therapists and smooth systems.

I have a neurodiversity-affirming approach to my work with children and families. I believe that all brains are wonderful, different and needed. All children’s and adults’ individual strengths and passions should be celebrated and honoured. I keep this at the front of my mind when designing, setting up and running groups. I’m exploring my own ND qualities, and have a strong need to help shift the landscape of support and community for autistic children. I reflect on my own life experiences and my many years practicing (and changing my practice!) supporting autistic children as a speechie.

So here I am, ready to share and connect with you and support you on your Neurodiversity Affirming journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T ATTEND ALL LIVE SESSIONS?

These sessions are NOT recorded for privacy and confidentiality reasons. Please ensure you can attend all sessions before registering. If you miss a session, you are not able to make it up.

WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO LISTEN TO OTHERS?

This is a very active group supervision support. Please join only if you feel ready to share, discuss, examine your own practices and contribute in a respectful and responsive manner to others in the group. The more you share, the more you’ll get out of this!

What happens if I register but something changes and I can't attend

Registration is non-refundable, as spots are very limited. If you are unable to attend the supervision block before it commences, you can find a replacement and sell your spot to another eligible speechie. Please notify me if you do this.

Transfers are not able to happen once the group sessions have commenced.

Can I attend if I'm not from Australia?

You’re absolutely welcome to! At times I reference our NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and other issues local to autistic children and their families in Australia, but most of the content will be relevant for speech therapists anywhere! Please check the timezones of course, as this us only live (not recorded)