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Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being: Accommodations for Equitable and Accessible Learning in Clinical Placements
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Authors: Emily Balkam, M.Sc., S-LP(C), Dalhousie University, Faculty of Health, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Halifax, NS; Lynn Ellwood, BSc(CD), MHSc, MBA, S-LP(C) Reg. CASLPO, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Toronto, ON; Sarah Mason, AuD, CCC-A, Aud(C), Dalhousie University, Faculty of Health, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Halifax, NS; Susan Wagner, B.Sc. (SPA), M.Sc. (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Toronto, ON.
Disabilities that hinder learning are complex. Recently, there has been increasing recognition of invisible disabilities such as mental health issues. This workshop focuses on the trends, terminology and processes used in determining and employing formal accommodations to optimize student learning. It will introduce a model that includes contextual factors, partnerships and systematic processes. The majority of the session will use brief didactic presentations augmented by interactive discussion and reflection. Participants will apply this knowledge to authentic case studies, and receive strategies and tips that can be applied in their own contexts.