Podcast: The Role of the SLP in Supporting Healthcare Needs of Neurodiverse Older Adults

Green Clock Hours: 0.50

Neurodiversity is most often equated with autism spectrum disorders, but it also encompasses attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, and dyslexia among other conditions. An underlying premise of neurodiversity is that variations in neurological development and functioning are to be valued and accepted, rather than considered pathological. This course will discuss the intersection of the neurodiversity movement with the concepts and culture of person-centered care in healthcare settings. This intersection places the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the unique position not only to educate colleagues about an individual’s communicative and cognitive needs but also to acknowledge the importance of accepting neurodiversity in settings that continue to work toward patient autonomy and empowerment.



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Neurodiversity is most often equated with autism spectrum disorders, but it also encompasses attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, and dyslexia among other conditions. An underlying premise of neurodiversity is that variations in neurological development and functioning are to be valued and accepted, rather than considered pathological. This course will discuss the intersection of the neurodiversity movement with the concepts and culture of person-centered care in healthcare settings. This intersection places the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the unique position not only to educate colleagues about an individual’s communicative and cognitive needs but also to acknowledge the importance of accepting neurodiversity in settings that continue to work toward patient autonomy and empowerment.



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