Dynamic Conversations: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination for Neurodivergent Individuals (On Demand Webinar)
Dynamic Conversations: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination for Neurodivergent Individuals (On Demand Webinar)
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Self-advocacy and self-determination skills are important for engaging in successful interactions, achieving goals, and promoting shared perspective-taking in everyday settings, particularly for individuals with autism and other neurodivergent individuals. This webinar will explore strategies SLPs can use when working with neurodivergent and autistic children and adolescents to develop and support their self-advocacy and self-determination skills so they can effectively express their preferences and goals.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain current perspectives and terminology related to the neurodiversity paradigm and discuss implications for a strengths-based approach in service delivery
  • Define the concepts of self-advocacy and self-determination, and the behavioral manifestations associated with these skills
  • Identify and use innovative strategies to foster self-advocacy and self-determination, enhance interaction success, and encourage shared perspective-taking


  • What is the neurodiversity-affirming approach, and how does the approach compare to traditional intervention approaches? (20 minutes)
  • What are self-advocacy and self-determination, and how do you assess them? (30 minutes)
  • Audience engagement activity (10 minutes)
  • Interventions and strategies that promote self-advocacy and self-determination in school-age children (30 minutes)
  • Promoting joint perspective-taking (10 minutes)
  • The broader and global perspective of community awareness in neurodiversity: How can SLPs help? (10 minutes)
  • Q&A and discussion (10 minutes)

Presenter Information

Twyla Perryman, PhD, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of West Georgia. Her primary research interests include early diagnosis and intervention services for children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence and is certified for ASD screening and reliable for ASD assessment in research settings. She has published and presented on the topics of diagnosis and intervention services for those impacted by ASD. Her clinical experience includes schools, early intervention, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care services in medical settings.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA member

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: October 20, 2023
End date: October 22, 2028

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Continuing Education

10/22/2023 to 10/22/2028

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102691
Client Age: Children
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language: English
Author: Twyla Yatai Perryman, PhD, CCC-SLP

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