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The Autism Spectrum and Neurodiverse Learners in the Clinical Setting

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Lynn Poth, MS, MT(ASCP)
From MLS and MLT to phlebotomy programs, students can require support to meet affective expectations during their internships. Facilitating success for all, including neurodiverse learners, while maintaining consistency in expectations and student experiences can be a challenge. This session will provide experiences from the trenches and advice from experts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Describe current thinking about the autism spectrum and neurodiversity.
2.Correlate attributes of neurodiverse learners with potential strengths or struggles in meeting laboratory education expectations.
3.Identify strategies for working with neurodiverse learners in laboratory education.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.