You’re across the terms ‘Neurodiversity’ ‘Neurodivergent’ and you know a bit about what a Neurodiversity Affirming means. But it can be a whole other big step putting your great intentions into practice and feeling confident that your speech therapy supports are aligned with the ND movement.
I’m here to help!
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 am so heartened by our profession’s huge response to the ND movement and there are so many wonderful speechies 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 active workshop to reflect on your knowledge, confidence and practice, learn new ideas, and make concrete plans to shift the way you work with autistic people.
Workshop is recorded and on-demand, with 12 months’ access
In this recorded, on-demand online 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
Intersection between ND affirming approach and NDIS, schools, and funding
Understand ableism and reflect on your own biases & assumptions
Understand behaviourism, ABA and alternative approaches
What it means to truly value interests, sensory needs, personalities, play modes & communication preferences
Sensory differences & needs, including eating/feeding challenges experienced by many autistic people
How 'social skills' fits (or doesn't fit) into the ND affirming approach
Reflect and learn how to fully apply the concepts of 'all play is OK' and 'all communication is valid' to your work
PLUS when you join this workshop, you’ll be invited to connect with me and other speech therapists for ongoing group supervision to dig deeper and really make changes over many months ahead!
How much is it?
$110 per person
What you get when you register:
Access to the recorded, on-demand online workshop. Recording is 1 hr 15 mins and I recommend taking 2 hours to complete the workshop video + activities
Workbook & quiz to help you reflect, process and take action to become a more affirming therapist
Access to the recordings & files for 12 months - rewatch as needed
Certificate of attendance! Who doesn't love to be acknowledged for your efforts?
This workshop is for you if:
- You’re a speech therapist (a.k.a. Speech Pathologist)
- You work with autistic childen
- You want to know more about neurodiversity affirming approach
- You’re ready to put learning into action in your clinical practice
About Adina Levy
Speech Therapist & Director of Play. Learn. Chat.
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
WHEN IS IT AVAILABLE?
CAN MY team JOIN in too?
Absolutely! Access is $110 per person, and I offer a discount for 3 + registrations from 1 team. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to access the team discount.