Thursday February 8, 2024
at 12:00pm - 1pm EST
Via Zoom Link sent to Members
Learn Play Thrive Approach in Autism
Learners dive deep into what we know about Autistic learning styles, moving away from outdated ideas that have historically harmed and silenced the experiences and needs of Autistic people. We talk about how behaviorism and masking show up in our work and the impact it has on Autistic learners. And we explore what a strengths-based approach to autism can look like in our work, applying this lens to a case study.
About the Speaker:
Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and the founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC. Along with her Autistic colleagues and consultants, Meg teaches and trains therapists how to use an in-depth understanding of autism learning styles and strengths to become more confident and effective in their work. Meg previously worked in early intervention, schools, clinics, and as a clinical faculty member for UNC Chapel Hill’s TEACCH ® Autism Program. At Learn Play Thrive, she now collaborates with Autistic adults to create neurodiversity-affirming continuing education trainings that are practical, strengths-based, and transformative.
Meg's website, learnplaythrive.com, has free resources, a podcast, and continuing education courses for therapists who are ready to truly go deep into their work with neurodivergent kids.