This course provides clinicians with culturally responsive assessment strategies to help determine whether an AAE-speaking student presents with a speech and/or language disorder. Beginning with a brief exploration of cultural humility, this course discusses how clinicians can become more culturally competent when assessing AAE-speaking students.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role that culture and language play in the identity of AAE-speakers.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify a minimum of 5 AAE features using positive, non-comparative language.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 4 culturally-linguistically responsive pre-assessment and assessment strategies.
|5-15 Minutes||AAE, culture, and identity|
|15-20 Minutes||Communication & learning style|
|20-30 Minutes||AAE as a linguistic system|
|30-40 Minutes||Describing AAE rules|
|40-50 Minutes||Pre-assessment considerations|
|70-85 Minutes||Brief look at literacy|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton is an assistant professor at Auburn University and an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) for nearly 20 years. She teaches courses on child and adolescent language disorders, communication disorders in society, and clinical problem solving for school-age populations. Prior to academia, Hamilton worked as an SLP for 10 years in Brooklyn, New York where much of her caseload consisted of African American and Hispanic children. Currently, her research examines cultural-linguistic competence of professionals and the educational and clinical experiences of speakers of other dialects of English, with a particular focus on African American English-speakers. She is the author of Strategies for Successful Classroom Communication, the host of the Honeybee Connection podcast by MB, and the owner of www.meganbrettehamilton.com where she blogs and provides free resources.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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