The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not speech-language pathologists are aware of the growing neurodiversity movement among individuals on the autism spectrum. More specifically, this study investigated the opinions of speech-language pathologists about the principles of neurodiversity and how knowledge of the movement may impact the ways speech-language pathologists provide services to clients with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Speech-language pathologists across the United States responded to a survey about their awareness and opinions of the neurodiversity movement. The findings of this study indicate that speech-language pathologists are both unaware of the neurodiversity movement and do not implement neurodiversity values into personal intervention practices.
Hill, Michelle R., "Neuro What?: An Examination of Speech-Language Pathologists' Awareness of the Neurodiversity Movement and Their Opinions of Neurodiversity Values in Intervention Practices" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5828.
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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