About Dine & Development Format Courses
This course introduces clinicians to the basics of affinity communities for clients from diverse populations, and how to connect speech therapy with community involvement for truly impactful therapy outcomes. This course is co-presented by two SLPs with experience in two very different communities, the stuttering community and the gender diverse community. The presenters will share their personal experience to identify similarities across affinity communities, where there are dynamics unique to specific groups, and how this is relevant for clinical practice. In addition to evidence-based research about community involvement and how to practically create these connections in a therapy environment, this event includes special discussion on the roles, boundaries, and opportunities for SLP allies who do not share the lived experience of the community they are serving. Ample time will be reserved for discussion and audience participation throughout. This event is open to professionals and non-professional community members.
Participants will be able to use the Common Factors model to explain why community connection is an essential component of therapeutic change, not just a "bonus" activity
Participants will be able to describe three levels of community connection that can be targeted in therapy, and give an example of at least one therapy activity within each level
Participants will be able to describe the role and responsibilities of a professional ally in both a speech therapy context and a non-therapy communication context
10 mins: Intros and Disclosures
15 minutes: Introduction to the Common Factors model and the case for community connection in a therapy context
25 minutes: How to bring community into speech therapy - 3 levels of participation
25 minutes: The role of the professional ally
15 minutes: Closing discussion
Course Completion Requirements
You must attend this course in its entirety and complete the course evaluation for satisfactory course completion.
In the event a program is canceled or rescheduled, you will receive a full refund.
A purchased online course can be refunded by contacting courtney@speechIRL.com within 30 days of purchase. The course materials must not have been viewed or downloaded. If you are not 100% satisfied with speech IRL’s continuing education services, please contact organizer Courtney Luckman at courtney@speechIRL.com for a full refund.