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Neurodiversity Affirming Practice – Introductory 2-hour Workshop

For Allied Health Professionals who Support Neurodivergent Children

You’re across the terms ‘Neurodiversity’ ‘Neurodivergent’ and you know a bit about what Neurodiversity Affirming means. But it can be a whole other big step putting your great intentions into practice and feeling confident that your therapy supports, beliefs and practices are aligned with the Neurodiversity Affirming movement.

I’m here to help you feel more knowledgeable, clear and confident!

If we haven’t met, HI! I’m Adina Levy. I’m an Autistic ADHDer speech therapist & professional educator from Australia. I’m utterly dedicated to supporting professionals, parents, teachers and educators how to support autistic children in affirming ways.

I am so heartened by Allied Health Professionals’ huge response to the ND movement and there are so many wonderful professionals like you who are making big changes in your practice already.

Together, we can keep heading in this direction! My goal is to guide you over the 2-hour workshop to reflect on your knowledge, confidence and practice, learn new ideas, and make plans to shift the way you work with autistic & neurodivergent children.

Neurodiversity Affirming Practice 2-hour Introductory Workshop

Workshop is recorded and available on-demand, with 12 months’ access.

This workshop is for you if:

๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝ You’re an Allied Health Professional (including therapy assistants and students)

๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿพ You support autistic and/or neurodivergent children

๐Ÿง  You want more knowledge, confidence and deeper understanding about what aย neurodiversity affirming approach looks likeย 

โšก๏ธ You’re ready to put learning into action and make changes in your clinical practice, life and work!

In this 2-hour online active workshop, you’ll start to reflect, learn, un-learn and make plans for change, on these topics and more:

Important terminology and why we should or shouldn't use terms

Brief history and outline of Neurodiversity, Autism & ADHD

Understand ableism and reflect on your own biases & assumptions

Sensory differences & needs, including eating/feeding challenges

How traditional 'social skills' fits (or doesn't fit) into the ND affirming approach

Understand behaviourism, ABA and alternative approaches for supporting behaviour

Neurodiversity Affirming Goal-Setting and Report-writing - general considerations

Reflect on your learning. Apply new ideas, changes, & plans to shift practices

Why learn with me?

I'm an Autistic ADHDer with over a decade's experience working professionally as a speech therapist, with autistic & neurodivergent children, their families, and their support networks. I've been an educator in various settings for almost 20 years, and I'm absolutely dedicated to helping others learn, reflect and take action on big concepts and ideas.

I make learning fun, engaging, relevant, and practical. I blend lived experience, personal reflection, clinical experience and evidence-based practice (with a critical lens!)

More than 900 professionals have taken my Neurodiversity Affirming Practice workshops and webinars to date! I hope you'll join us!

Here's what others have said about my Neurodiversity Affirming Practice training:

"I enjoyed it all. I love that you are encouraging us all to see things from a different and much more inclusive perspective. I particularly enjoyed the case studies and thinking about what neuroaffirming responses might be in these given situations"

"Thank you so much Adina, I always have so many ah huh moments and feel like my own thoughts and challenges are validated!"

"Adina was so positive with everyone and supportive of where they are at on their neuro-affirming journey."

"I appreciate your approach - important to be critical of all approaches, but not every approach is bad (some parts may be, but some parts can be useful). Also appreciate that you recognise that this is a massive cultural shift for society - some of us will move quickly and others of us will need time."

How much is it?

2 hours of learning & action is $130 AUD / $85 USD / ยฃ65 GBP per person

What you get when you register:

Access to the recorded, on-demand online workshop. Recording is 1hr 33mins and I recommend taking 2 hours to complete the workshop video + workbook activities

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24-page Workbook & quiz to help you reflect, process and take action to become a more affirming therapist

Access to the recording & downloads for 12 months - re-watch as needed, when it suits you!

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

Team discounts available for 3+ team members.

Email hi@playlearnchat.com to enquire.

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 childrenโ€™s and adultsโ€™ 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

WHEN IS IT AVAILABLE?

Recording is immediately when you register, and you have access to the recordings for 12 months. This means you can watch or re-watch down the line if you want to revisit the information and ideas.

CAN MY team JOIN in too?

Absolutely! Access is per person, and I offer a discount for 3 + registrations from 1 team. Email me hi@playlearnchat.com if you’d like to access the team discount, and other options to ensure your whole team is aligned and shares the same values & understanding of Neurodiversity Affirming Practice across your team.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Get in touch

If you are enquiring about a workshop, webinar, training or a speaking opportunity, I will respond soon. Please note that it can take me a few days to get back to you as I juggle many roles!

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I am not able to provide personalised advice, resource or service requests/recommendations. You can view my resources & links page here, and view therapy services that I've worked with here. Please note that I no longer take on new speech therapy clients.

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Thank you for your understanding!

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