An increasing number of people who are neurodiverse (people who have conditions such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia) are pursuing higher education, including education and employment in the field of audiology. This presentation by neurodivergent professionals promotes a cultural shift of inclusion for students, clinicians, researchers, and professors who identify as neurodivergent, and discusses the practical and ethical considerations for neurodiversity inclusivity in audiology.
Course created on January 11, 2023
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- After this course, participants will be able to list conditions commonly considered to be neurodiverse.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how neurodiversity affects audiology graduate education.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify supportive strategies for neurodiverse students and colleagues in their clinical practice.
|15-25 Minutes||Ethical Considerations|
|25-35 Minutes||Practical Considerations|
|35-50 Minutes||Next Steps|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary, Q/A|
Shade Avery Kirjava (they/them) is a clinical audiologist in Los Angeles, California working in private practice. They are also a PhD student studying public health at the University of California, Irvine. Their research focus is hearing healthcare services research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical audiology.
Kate Witham (they/them) is a clinical audiologist in Syracuse, New York, working in private practice. They are a co-chair of the ADA’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee. Their passion is accessibility.
Financial: Kate Witham is a clinical audiologist in Syracuse, New York working in private practice. They received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Kate Witham has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by AudiologyOnline, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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