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Community-Based Research in CSD: A Path to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 11/6/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
Inclusion and reporting of clinical research participants from all backgrounds is the cornerstone to developing representative screening, assessment, and treatment models. One way to address the challenges of including a diverse group of participants is by developing community-based research partnerships. This live webinar (November 6, 2024, 1-2 p.m. ET) will discuss the importance of such partnerships as well as strategies to develop and maintain them.
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Community-Based Research in CSD: A Path to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Inclusion and reporting of clinical research participants from all backgrounds is the cornerstone to developing representative screening, assessment, and treatment models. One way to address the challenges of including a diverse group of participants is by developing community-based research partnerships. This on demand webinar (available beginning November 8, 2024) will discuss the importance of such partnerships as well as strategies to develop and maintain them.
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Redefining the Work: Passion, People, and Perspective
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many clinicians may feel they lack the time, skills, or competence to effectively address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); it might feel like one more thing on an already-long list of considerations and requirements. But if we focus on our passion for working with people and change our perspective about providing culturally responsive services, then it's not more work, it is the work. This course discusses the value of addressing DEI as part of audiology and SLP services and provides practical ideas for doing so.
Hispanic/Latina Student Perspectives on Mindfulness
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
In this SIG 20 activity, Medina and Mead share a study of Hispanic/Latina SLP graduate students’ perceptions of mindfulness. Participants in this study discuss the benefits of mindfulness and their willingness to practice; however, stigmatizing beliefs and lack of education about mindfulness within their cultural communities need to be addressed. Readers of this article will gain a better understanding of how to promote mindfulness in future speech-language pathologists.
Reducing Bias in Assessment: Tools for Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Multilingual children are often over- or under-identified as having speech- and/or language-related disorders. This on demand webinar reviews the underlying causes of this disproportionality, the role that SLPs can play in prevention, and the importance of nonbiased assessment. The presenter discusses how SLPs can improve the accuracy of language-related disorder identification in schools by leveraging their unique skill set. The webinar presents a framework for disproportionality prevention as well as information about specific assessment methods.
Prevalence and Identification of Communication Disorders in Japan, Guatemala, & Global Contexts
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course focuses on the prevalence and identification of communication disorders in Japan, Guatemala, and global contexts. The first study, conducted in Japan, examines the prediction of special educational needs in children who stutter using a screening test for three neurodevelopmental disorders. The second study explores clinical practices for speech sound disorders in Guatemala, particularly the use of nonspeech oral motor exercises. The third study provides insights into the frequency of aphasia worldwide.
A Review of Recommendations for Families Raising Multilingual Children With Autism and Examining Types of Support Received by Multicultural Individuals Who Stutter
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 14 activity reviews recommendations for families raising multilingual children with autism and examines types of support received by multicultural individuals who stutter. Topics include (a) a review of recommendations for families raising multilingual children with autism and (b) concepts of family support in stuttering.
Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Students: A Guide for School-Based Audiologists and SLPs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) students often have to deal with negative responses that can take a serious toll on their mental health. Research shows that having just one supportive adult in the child's life can significantly reduce these harmful outcomes. This on demand webinar explores—and provides opportunities for practicing—skills for communicating with students and coworkers in gender-inclusive ways and developing a toolbox of allyship with TGNB students.
Ethics and Culturally Responsive Care (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs often face challenging ethical dilemmas related to evaluation and intervention with multicultural and multilingual populations. Interpretation and application of the revised ASHA Code of Ethics (2023) may seem daunting and leave you with questions such as, "How do these changes impact me?" and "Can I refuse to provide services if I don't feel competent to treat a non-English-speaking individual?" This on demand webinar reviews the provisions of the revised Code of Ethics related to culturally responsive intervention and shares problem-solving strategies to work through ethical dilemmas you might encounter in professional practice.
Be MINDful: Going Beyond Dialect Variation in Assessment and Treatment (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
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 on demand 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).
Guided Reflection on Cultural Competence
Format(s): Micro Course
Cultural competence can be defined as the knowledge and skills a provider requires in order to meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of clients, patients, and/or students while providing impactful services. This micro course explores questions like, "What are ways I can obtain information about the cultural traditions, preferences, and experiences of a client, patient, or student?" and "How can I partner with them to gain this essential information?"
Guided Reflection on Cultural Humility
Format(s): Micro Course
Cultural humility involves orienting yourself to the cultural aspects that are most important to your client, patient, or student. It embodies an attitude of partnership that fosters curiosity and respect for the individual's cultural practices and preferences while acknowledging areas where the clinician may lack knowledge. This micro course explores questions like, "How might my personal cultural practices impact my interactions?" and "How can I develop and hone skills to recognize these situations?"
Guided Reflections on Cultural Responsiveness
Format(s): Micro Course
Cultural responsiveness is an approach that uses both cultural knowledge/competence and cultural humility to honor a client's culture across all aspects of their treatment and learning. Cultural responsiveness is a fluid approach and requires partnership with a client as well as self-reflection. This micro course explores questions related to cultural responsiveness, like, "What does a culturally responsive interaction look and feel like?" and "How might one situation elicit many different reactions or perceptions?"
Guided Reflections on Cultural Competence, Humility, and Responsiveness: Putting It All Together
Format(s): Micro Course
A culturally responsive professional uses tools and resources to enhance their cultural competence (knowledge), develop their cultural humility to strengthen client relationships, and create interactions that value and honor the individual culture of the client, patient, or student, while working together to reach the individual's goals. This micro course explores questions related to cultural responsiveness, like, "How can I create a practice of self-reflection to enhance my interactions?" and "What are resources I can turn to when I want to develop my competence?"
Conversations on Working With Spanish-Speaking Audiology Patients (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This recorded dialog features audiologist Lauren Calandruccio, who discusses evaluating speech perception in patients who are non-native speakers of English and for whom Spanish is their native language.
Religious Considerations for Eating, Drinking, and Swallowing Services (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Eating, drinking, and swallowing are individual actions that are central to identity and cultural participation. For many individuals, spirituality or religious preferences are important aspects of what gives their life meaning. This on demand webinar steps back from swallowing physiology to explore the interplay of eating, drinking, swallowing, and religious beliefs and practices.
Multicultural Considerations in Language Assessment and Autism Screenings
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 course is multicultural considerations in language assessment and autism screenings. Specific topics include: assessing article production accuracy in an Arabic-English speaking child as well as examination of the utility of the Vietnamese language version of the Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers-Revision with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F) for screening Vietnamese children for autism risk.
Bilingual Parents’ Experiences Receiving Advice Regarding Language Use and Perspectives Related to Multicultural Training With SLPs
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 activity is bilingual parents’ experiences receiving advice regarding language use and perspectives related to multicultural training with SLPs. Topics include: examining the advice parents of bilingual children received from health care professionals and teachers regarding the language(s) their children should learn and use, as well as assessing whether SLPs feel adequately prepared to interact with, assess, instruct, or treat multicultural clients.
Perceptions of Narrative Quality in School-Age African American English (AAE) Speakers (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
School-based SLPs who work with African American children can feel underprepared to properly evaluate their language abilities. This webinar explores variation in narrative practices common within AAE-speaking communities. The presenters discuss widely held beliefs about narrative language and its variation, how these beliefs affect clinical practice, and insights from research into how we can expand our narrative language assessment practices to be more inclusive of culturally based narrative variation.
Disability and Ableism: Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Allyship, and Power (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs can better serve individuals with disabilities when we are cognizant of ableism, implicit bias, and microaggressions. This on demand webinar explores perspectives on disability as well as the acquisition of a disability identity and voice. The speaker discusses the importance of allies and alliances and how clinicians can contribute to client, student, and patient empowerment.
Self-Reported Confidence and Knowledge in Working With CLD Populations and Considerations for Assessment in Individuals Who Speak Languages Other Than English
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 activity is self-reported confidence and knowledge between multilingual and monolingual speech-language pathologists in working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) individuals and assessment considerations when working with individuals who speak a language other than English. Topics include (a) examining differences between self-reported confidence and knowledge in multilingual and monolingual speech language pathologists; (b) nonword repetition in assessment; and (c) sound sequencing characteristics in words of children who speak German.
Creative Solutions to Global Issues in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
In an ever-changing global landscape, it is pertinent that audiologists and speech-language pathologists “account for the complexity and diversity of healthcare contexts” (as stated in the second article by Pillay and Pillay). Pressing concerns related to advancing technology (artificial intelligence and machine learning), culturally responsive practice, and rapid climate change are all trending societal conversations. This SIG 17 self-study explores creative solutions to pressing global issues that impact the field of audiology and speech-language pathology. Topics presented include key ethical concerns regarding hearing aids with machine learning, a novel culturally responsive framework for contextualized clinical reasoning, and the impact of climate change on communication and swallowing disorders.
Paradigm Shifts in Culturally Relevant Family-Centered Intervention/Instruction
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 activity is clinical considerations through paradigm shifts in providing culturally relevant family-centered intervention and instruction. Topics include (a) providing culturally relevant family centered care; (b) second language literacy instruction for multilingual adolescents; and (c) impacts of study abroad experiences on students’ intercultural competence.
Cultural Considerations and Health Equity in Dysphagia Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how health disparities impact dysphagia management and associated outcomes. The speakers present tools and strategies SLPs can use to improve their cultural responsiveness and adopt an inclusive mindset in their approach to patient-centered care for patients with dysphagia.
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What Is Dynamic Assessment?
Format(s): Micro Course
When testing children from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, SLPs can use dynamic assessment (DA) as an alternative to standardized testing. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña answers the oft-asked question, "What exactly IS dynamic assessment?" Peña explains how DA is different from other process-based approaches and guides you through identifying individuals on your caseload who could benefit from DA.
Observing Modifiability During Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
Dynamic assessment - an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities - helps SLPs identify disorder within linguistic variability. Thus, it is critically important to make careful systematic observations of learning during dynamic assessment. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña explores what SLPs need to pay attention to during a mediated learning experience session and guides you through identifying key indicators to help you make clinical decisions for an individual on your caseload.
Using Mediated Learning Experience in Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
Mediated learning experience (MLE) is integral to dynamic assessment, an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña discusses the components of MLE and guides you through building an activity using principles of MLE.
Clinical Decision-Making With Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
A challenge in conducing dynamic assessment - an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities - is putting together all the information to make a clinical decision. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña discusses using dynamic assessment to identify indicators of language difference and language disorder and how to incorporate this information into a clinical report and intervention plan. Peña gives examples and guides you through making recommendations about intervention based on dynamic assessment results.
Turn the Page: Addressing Representation in Picture-Book Selection
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides tools for evaluating the picture books you currently use, equips you with arguments for why it is ethically important to use representative picture books and other materials, and helps you identify resources to develop a bookshelf that is aligned with your caseload composition. In addition, the presenters describe programs and strategies for implementing these selection practices into your everyday process.
Culturally Competent Service Delivery in Schools
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides a foundation for understanding aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to service delivery in the school setting and beyond. The presenter shares case studies, strategies, and resources for best practices in providing culturally responsive services in the current social and public health context.
Examining Challenges for Faculty and Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 activity is examining challenges for faculty and students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Topics include (a) challenges faced by academic mothers in CSD programs; (b) challenges faced by faculty of color in CSD departments; and (c) examining microaggression endorsement in CSD students.
Increasing Equity and Inclusion for Minoritized Students and Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The articles in this course present models for increasing equity and inclusion across our discipline. Girolamo and Ghali introduce a student-led grassroots initiative that supports minority students at all levels. Mohapatra and Mohan propose a model for increasing student diversity and inclusion based on successful programs from other health-related disciplines. Finally, Mishra et al. examine three challenges that faculty of color face: cultural competency, imposter syndrome, and racial microaggressions.
Clinical Considerations for Working With Multicultural Populations in Schools and in the Community
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this Perspectives activity is clinical considerations for working with multicultural populations in schools and the community. Topics include (a) assessment practices for multilingual children in schools, (b) school-based speech language pathologists working with interpreter-translators, and (c) factors associated with clear speech and accentedness in American English.
Clinical Considerations for Children and Adults From CLD Backgrounds
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this Perspectives course is clinical considerations in assessment of children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and providing culturally supporting treatment settings. Topics include (a) acoustic parameters of retroflex sounds, (b) the two-question method for assessing gender identity, (c) assessment recommendations for new language learners, and (d) creating culturally supportive settings to foster literacy development.
Morphological Instruction for All: Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar focuses on the importance of morphological instruction to support reading and language development for all students—and specific advantages, tools, and strategies for English learners (ELs) or dual language learners (DLLs) with language and reading disorders.
Progressive Topics for Consideration: Ageism, Systems of Oppression in Geriatrics, and Health Disparities
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course examines three progressive cultural topics as they relate to speech-language pathology and audiology: ageism among CSD graduate students; institutional, symbolic, and individual systems of oppression; and the interaction between social determinants and health disparities.
“The Fool Speaks, the Wise Man Listens”: Supporting African American Stroke Survivors With Aphasia
Format(s): eWorkshop
For stroke survivors with aphasia (SWA), language recovery is highly variable given the extent to which damage may exist in multiple neighboring brain regions. For African American SWA, social determinants of health also contribute to stroke recovery and aphasia rehabilitation, and SLPs can play a vital role in ensuring health equity. This session discusses evidence-based practices that holistically support neurorehabilitation for African American SWA, focusing on assessment, intervention, and culturally competent service provision that targets health-related quality of life and health literacy.
Ensuring Language Access in Health Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
An increasingly diverse United States means that clinicians are encountering more languages in hospital settings. SLPs and audiologists have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure language access—that is, to actively bridge communication challenges between clinicians and patients/families who do not speak, understand, read, or write in the same language. This session discusses language access law and solutions for situations in which a trained medical interpreter is unavailable.
Building a Culturally Inclusive & Gender Affirming Space (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As visibility for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) folks increases, audiologists and SLPs may wonder how to ensure their practice is inclusive and affirming. This on demand webinar explores culturally competent and inclusive care for gender diverse individuals. The course includes evidence-based practices, knowledge building about TGNC identities, strategies for maintaining safe spaces, and interactive case studies
Enhancing Cultural Competence: Working in Native American and Tribal Communities
Format(s): Journal (Online)
This journal self-study focuses on rationale and techniques for enhancing clinicians’ cultural competence when working in Native American and tribal communities. The articles, originally published in a 2016 issue of Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity), address the lasting impact of historical trauma on health and education; the importance of differentiated instruction; the perspective of a student with hearing loss who experiences traditional cultural education; and speech-language intervention programs and services in Native communities.
Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Assessment of Dual Language Learners
Format(s): Journal (Online)
SLPs are tasked with evaluating dual language learners (DLLs), often without speaking the language the child uses most. This journal self-study explores emerging practices that SLPs can use to improve overall assessment quality and outcomes when working with diverse DLLs.
Recognizing Microaggressions: Am I Doing That?
Format(s): Micro Course
Experiencing microaggressions can lead to serious feelings of doubt when it comes to self-worth, productivity, and security. What are microaggressions and microbullying? Am I committing them? How do they impact the person who experiences them? This course illuminates these concepts and guides us through purposeful reflection activities that reduce the likelihood of committing microaggressions, ensuring a safer environment for our colleagues and clients, and thereby facilitating more effective communication.
Experiencing Microaggressions: How Can I Respond?
Format(s): Micro Course
People who experience microaggressions feel a range of emotions, frequently including stress, distress, anxiety, insecurity, and decreased feelings of well-being and self-esteem. What can I do when I am a target of a microaggression? What supports can I access? How can I respond effectively? This course explores the impacts of microaggressions, provides tools for responding, and guides us through practicing effective and empowered communication strategies as well as purposeful empathy and reflection.
Witnessing Microaggressions: What Can I Do?
Format(s): Micro Course
As a bystander, we may not recognize a microaggression as it is happening, may not know what to do, or may feel uncomfortable speaking up, but a passive response can significantly exacerbate the consequences. How should we respond when we witness a microaggression? This course explores how to change our natural response as a bystander from passive to productive and guides us through practice activities to improve our ability to recognize microaggressions and increase our confidence in speaking up.
Combatting Microaggressions: How Can I Help?
Format(s): Micro Course
Many people believe in, support, and want to promote fairness, equity, and inclusion, but they often don't know how. What does it mean to be an ally with regards to microaggressions? This course explores practical strategies to eliminate interpersonal and institutional microaggressions and to champion fairness, equity, and inclusion for nondominant groups within our professions and the broader society.
Beyond Standard Scores: Speech-Language Assessment of Dual Language Learners
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Reliance on standardized test scores can be a major contributor to misdiagnosis of dual language learners with speech and language impairment. In this course, join a panel of experts to explore standardized tests and misdiagnosis, policy support and advocacy for multilingual assessment, and best practices in least biased evaluation for eligibility determination.
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Attn Supervisors: Reframe Your Thinking About Cultural Diversity (SIG 11) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. The webinar focuses on the impact of diversity on the supervisory relationship and the importance of cultural competence in clinical supervision. Speakers examine the influence that language, labeling, stereotyping, and implicit bias have on the supervisor and supervisee, as well as discuss strategies and techniques to improve cultural competencies for supervising SLPs and audiologists.
Marginalized Students: Bandwidth Recovery for Academic and Clinical Success (SIG 10)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores factors that diminish the cognitive capacity of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students, including poverty, racism, and discrimination based on socially marginalized identities, including disability. In this course, speakers share ideas for the classroom and clinical environments to provide instructors and clinical supervisors with practical strategies to help students recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive.
Personnel Preparation for Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (SIG 14)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores how instructors and clinical supervisors can address multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology practice and encourage productive discussions on difficult topics among people who may start with varied experiences and perspectives. Presenters provide self-assessment and reflection strategies and additional resources for preparing students to be socially responsive, global citizens and culturally competent clinicians.
Teaching Cultural Competence in Basic Speech Science Courses (SIG 19) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar demonstrates how to incorporate cultural and linguistic diversity in an authentic way when teaching basic speech science courses. Speakers provide examples of teaching activities for speech science, anatomy, and phonetics courses to expand students’ perspectives on foundational science concepts and help them develop an appreciation for the diversity present in speech production.
The History of African American Language (SIGs 14 and 17) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores how the history of African American Language (AAL) relates to culturally sensitive and responsive practices in communication disorders. The webinar features first-time screenings of several excerpts from “The History of African American Language.” During the webinar, sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and African American Language scholar and SLP Orlando Taylor discuss the impacts of the history of African American Language on clinical practices for professionals working with individuals who speak AAL.
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Transgender Voice and Beyond: Voice and Communication Training for Gender Expression
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explains the cultural and clinical factors involved in gender-based voice and communication services and describes inclusive practices to support individuals with unique perspectives and concerns. The presenters share research and clinical cases to illustrate best practice standards for assessment and intervention.
Collaboration With Interpreters: Securing Positive Outcomes
Format(s): Streaming Video
Even when bilingual SLPs and audiologists are familiar with an individual’s native language, a skilled interpreter may be helpful to assist during the evaluation process. This course offers SLPs and audiologists helpful, evidence-based strategies for working with interpreters to ensure that your time with clients who require interpreters is used effectively.

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