Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP (she/her) holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the State of Texas. Since 1999, she has been dedicated to empowering students, clients, and patients with stronger speech, language, and functional communication abilities and self-advocacy skills, using a trauma-informed, respectful, and empathetic, therapy framework. Julie is unequivocally aligned with the Neurodiversity Movement as a Social Justice / Human Rights Movement.
For over 23 years in the capacity of an SLP, Julie has served people of all ages and in a variety of settings including pediatric practice, public schools, and adult and geriatric rehabilitation, both in-patient and out-patient. She was a private practice owner for over a decade, and has been employed in the healthcare industry as a multi-state region clinical educator, as well as a national director of compliance for the largest post-acute rehab company in the U.S.
Julie currently serves as an experienced, skillful multi-disciplinary Autism team member in the public schools’ sector who identifies children as Autistic with the invaluable insight of a pro-neurodiversity, Autistic SLP.
A frequent professional speaker and consultant, Julie trains professionals in evidence-based, relationship-focused, neurodiversity-affirming best practices that:
- are truly neurodivergent-affirming
- focus on client strengths
- presume competence
- are non-trauma inducing
- are ABA-free and non-compliance based
- respect human rights, human dignity, and sensory preferences
- honor neurodivergent social communication differences
Julie is a frequent writer about disability rights and empathetic therapy practices. Her articles and educational resources have reached well over three-quarters of a million people and are frequently cited in other presentations and articles. Julie is a passionate client rights advocate who believes that all marginalized humans are entitled to the inherent rights of civil liberties, dignity, self-advocacy, self-determination, and equitable access.
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