Inclusive School Practices for Complex Communicators
► Presenter: Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership
► On-Demand Course: Learners have access to the recording and materials for 180 days from the date of enrollment.
► Audience: AAC Therapy Providers seeking to deepen their understanding and application of neurodiversity-affirming practices. (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)
Neurodiversity-affirming Inclusive Practices for Complex Communicators in Schools #AAC
🌟 Course Description: Dive into the first of two transformative professional development courses for neurodivergent complex communicators with Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership. Alex dismantles outdates standard practices of special education AAC “inclusion” in educational settings and shows you how to replace them with neurodiversity-affirming inclusion best practices.
This course will benefit those eager to embrace evidence-based, cutting-edge practices that genuinely and equitably integrate neurodivergent students with complex communication needs from grades PK – 12 into general education environments. Prepare to be equipped with tools and strategies that promise real, impactful inclusion, transforming the way school-based therapists, educators, and families collaborate to uplift every student’s voice.
🎯 What You’ll Discover:
🌟 Empowerment for you and your students: Understand what meaningful inclusion really looks like for neurodivergent complex communicators through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm. Learn how to move beyond superficial approaches to implement meaningful inclusion in your school.
💠 Best Practices: Put theory into action! Alex will teach you practical ways to boost active, meaningful participation and curriculum engagement for complex communicators and peers.
💡 Innovative Implementation: Discover how you can enhance authentic, effective AAC communication in the educational setting and guarantee both environmental and physical accessibility.
🔥 Ignite Change, Embrace the Neurodiversity Paradigm, and Transform Education. Join us in this informative professional development course and move towards inclusive excellence. Let’s make the educational setting a truly inclusive environment where complex communicators can flourish!
☑ A comprehensive slide handout
☑ Course handout for reference
☑ Certificate of Attendance for one hour of professional development
Alex Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist and prospective Special Education administrator for a public school system is eager to share her extensive knowledge base acquired through the support of, programming for, and deeply rooted in relationships with a wide range of disabled students, ages 3-22. Alex is an ardent advocate for neurodiversity-affirming accessibility, and inclusive practices, specifically with respect to students who have distinct learning styles, complex communication needs, and/or may be doubly marginalized.
Alex loves the school setting because it affords the ability to efficiently collaborate with various professionals and families for the greater good of the student. In order to best meet all of her students’ needs and facilitate a “reframing” of their profiles from a strengths-based lens, Alex has initiated and orchestrated several building-based Professional Development sessions about neurodiversity and inclusive practices for classroom teachers, and recently designed and implemented communication boards for all preschool, elementary, and town park playgrounds across her district to enhance communication among neurotypical and neurodivergent peers through play.