Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

Embracing Autistic Strengths with a Social Model Approach to Support Neurodivergent Clients

This course opens up new ideas for supporting Autistic clients and embracing their strengths verses using compliance-based strategies. It describes what a social model approach is and why it is important. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
1. describe three reasons why we need to make a shift in how we support autistic clients
2. list one way to begin to change your own mindset from a medical model to a social model approach.
3. discuss 3 ways to implement social model strategies into therapy sessions.


5 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
15 min: Why we need to make a shift in the narrative with autistic clients.
15 min: Ways we can change from the old mindset to the new mindset
15 min: implementing a new plan in your therapy sessions
10 min: summary, last points, closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S. CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Staci Neustadt M.S. CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Staci is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has spent her whole career supporting autistic individuals in the clinic and school settings. In 2019, she joined Susan Golubock in developing the Neuro Strengths-Based Support for Autism. Staci is the CEO of Making Sense of Autism and is helping educate professionals, parents, and autistics in how we can work together to understand both the autistic and non-autistic perspectives.


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of Pep Talk and the Pep Talk Podcast. Teach with Medley Educational Games is a sponsor of this podcast.
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: She has a stock participation plan with Teach with Medley Educational Games.
Staci Neustadt’s financial disclosers include: Making Sense of Autism receives compensation for training schools, therapists, and coaching parents using the NSBSA framework.
Staci Neustadt’s non-financial disclosers include: No relevant non financial disclosers

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I will definitely be using this information starting tomorrow in therapy sessions. There is more to learn, but it definitely opened my eyes to why certain kids I have or have had were not progressing like their other peers.
— Hailey P.
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