Hat talks

A neurodivergent, semi-speaking Speech & Language Therapist

hat talks

What is it all about?

Welcome to hat.talks, a blog that shares my experiences of being an Autistic, ADHD woman and Speech & Language Therapist.
I’ve spent all of my life thinking I’m different and struggling with my mental health. I was diagnosed as Autistic at 26 and self-diagnosed ADHD shortly afterwards.
As neurodivergent women our voices are often dismissed and unheard. As a Speech & Language Therapist it is my job to advocate for the voice of people who aren’t heard, which includes myself!
As a semi-speaking person, my mission is to make alternative forms of communication just as valued as speech. Everyone deserves their voice to be heard, regardless of how that voice is communicated.
Hat!

latest articles

How I Recovered from Autistic Burnout (P.S. I’m still recovering…)

How I Recovered from Autistic Burnout (P.S. I’m still recovering…)

Autistic burnout is something that many people within the autistic community experience and something that is relatively untouched in research. I’ve experienced a lot of burnout and get asked about it a lot, so I thought I would share some strategies on how I avoid and recover from autistic burnout! 

Neurodivergent Language Processing

Neurodivergent Language Processing

Read about how I process language differently as a neurodivergent person and how I interpret it as a Speech and Language Therapist.

The Transition to Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice

The Transition to Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice

Transitioning to neurodiversity-affirming practice is not just about making adjustments to the way you delivery therapy and assessments. It’s about changing the infrastructure of your entire belief system.

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