When evaluating and treating a client, patient, or student for any type of disorder, audiologists and SLPs need to consider the individual’s culture, including the language and dialect they speak. This webinar discusses the acronym MIND (Minority Indigenous Nonstandardized Dialects) and explores the social stigma and unfair treatment individuals often experience due to their language or dialect (known as linguicism). The speaker discusses how linguicism impacts assessment and treatment as well as what clinicians need to consider when providing impactful and culturally responsive services.
You will be able to:
- Identify examples of linguistic varieties among people who are monolingual
- Explain the acronym MIND to colleagues
- Identify how linguicism can impact your work
- Describe the influence of linguicism on assessment and treatment
- Introductions and disclosures (5
- Overview of linguicism, social
stigma, and how it serves as a microaggression (25 min.)
- Understanding linguistic
diversity among “monolingual speakers” (20 min.)
- Code-switching and
metalinguistic awareness (15 min.)
- Key things clinicians should
think about related to MIND before testing (20 min.)
- Action steps clinicians can take
to improve client care (25 min.)
- Conclusion and wrap-up (10 min.)
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.
"This was a wealth of novel information to me. When I was in graduate [school], dialect referred to differences in speech of those from the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, North, South, and English-speaking Europeans. This information goes beyond and really deals with what America is really made up of."
"The speaker was extremely engaging, asking thought-provoking questions of the audience throughout the presentation. The thorough handouts were an excellent addition to the discussion. The pace of materials presented was good and allowed for reflection."
Kyomi Gregory-Martin, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at
Pace University in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department. Her
research interests include child language acquisition and assessment in
culturally and linguistically diverse populations, parent/teacher training and
prevention models in speech-language pathology, interprofessional education,
and regional dialect differences. She has practiced as a certified
speech-language pathologist since 2008 in early intervention, school-based
services, hospitals, and long-term care. She currently serves on the board of
directors for the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing
(NBASLH), the Multicultural Issues Board for ASHA, and is the Associate
Coordinator for ASHA SIG 1 (Language Learning and Education). She received her
PhD from Louisiana State University, Master’s degree in Speech-Language
Pathology from University at Buffalo, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communication Sciences and Disorders from SUNY-New Paltz with a minor in Black
Studies and Linguistics.
Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Pace
area expert for nonmainstream dialects, cultural humility, and cultural
awareness for The Informed SLP
compensation from ASHA for this presentation
Coordinator for ASHA SIG 1 (Language Learning and Education)
Issues Board for ASHA
of Directors for the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning
assessment by the end date below.
History and CE Information
webinar: May 9, 2023
End date: May 11, 2028
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).