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.


Furey, Joan


Communication Studies


Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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