Throughout her career, Julie A. Roberts, M.S, CCC-SLP has served in various healthcare settings with both pediatric and adult populations and has held key healthcare leadership positions, including National Field Director of Corporate Compliance, and Multi-state Regional Clinical Director for the nation’s largest provider of rehab post-acute care. Julie is a prolific blogger and writes articles on disability rights, empathetic therapy practices, and advocacy efforts. Julie is a passionate and tireless patient/client/student rights advocate and activist. Read more about Julie in VoyageHouston Magazine
Julie is a native Texan who has lived in Houston since 1999. After spending her childhood in Simi Valley, California, she returned to Texas in 1990. Julie’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas, Arlington and she received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas, Dallas – The Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Julie is nationally certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been licensed to practice speech-language pathology within the State of Texas since 1999.
Julie is the founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective. Therapist Neurodiversity Collective is a therapy, education and advocacy international collaborative for licensed SLPs/OTs/PTs and assistants. Our vision is to provide parents, caregivers and clients free access to a worldwide directory of credentialed and licensed pro-neurodiversity-focused therapists. The Therapist Neurodiversity Collective Executive Board and Therapy Chairs volunteer their time and energy to education and advocacy efforts with the goal of changing therapy practices to be empathetic and respectful. Therapists may join our free Facebook study group to learn more about our practices. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Discourse Processes, A Multidisciplinary Journal, Volume 30, Number 3 – “Repetition in Narratives of African Americans: The Effects of Aphasia” – Hanna K. Ulatowska, Gloria Streit Olness, CaSaundra L. Hill, Julie A. Roberts & Molly W. Keebler (2000) Repetition in Narratives of African Americans: The Effects of Aphasia, Discourse Processes, 30:3, 265-283, DOI: 10.1207/S15326950dp3003_3
The E.C. Barksdale Memorial Essays in History 1993-1994, Volume 13 – First Place: M.M. McKnight Award in Texas Labor History – “Harry Weisbrod and the Founding of the American Federation of Government Employee Lodge 2132, Dallas, Texas, 1962”
- Why Perspective-Taking and Neurodiversity Acceptance? (Part 2 of “Training” Social Skills is Dehumanizing: The One with the Therapy Goals)
- The Problem with PECS®
- “Training” Social Skills is Dehumanizing( Part 1)
- A Letter from an SLP to a Parent, Immediately After an Autism Diagnosis for a 5-Year-Old
- An ASHA Certified SLP’s Personal Perspective on Collaboration, Interprofessional Practice and ABA
Personal Blog: Life in Introspection
Website: Therapist Neurodiversity Collective
LinkedIn: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP