MSHA Winter Workshop Week
We invite you to participate in MSHA's Winter Workshop Week! You can view our live ZOOM sessions from January 25 through January 30, 2021. Or you can watch these sessions in a recorded format from February 1 through February 28, 2021.
Four sessions will be offered throughout the week with different topics and speakers. Your registration fee gives you access to all live and recorded sessions. Once the live sessions are finished, all those registered will receive links to watch the recorded sessions
This program is offered for up to .8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area) and 8.0 Maryland Contact Hours. Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, special products, or clinical procedures.
This presentation discusses the effectiveness of coming together to share knowledge through a community of practice as a dynamic new way to foster professional development for SLPs. Specifically, when working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Participants will (1) Identify the three key elements for building a successful community of practice; (2) Describe effective models for developing a community of practice that fosters cultural competence when working with culturally and linguistically diverse students; (3) Discuss the advantages of building cultural competence through a community of practice.
Karen Miranda, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Spanish-Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist on the Bilingual Assessment Team in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches a linguistics and language disorders class.
In support of the current cultural landscape of social justice awareness and advocacy, the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) hosted a Listening Session about Racism in Communication Sciences and Disorders (July, 2020). In response to a participant survey, this workshop was developed to urgently meet the need for clinicians (of any background) to identify ways to support culturally and linguistically diverse clients/families
Participants will (1
Speaker Disclosure: Ms. La has no relevant financial or nonfinancial disclosures.
This session will describe features of African American English and inclusive terminology for describing dialect differences. Culturally sensitive, evidence-based strategies for clinicians addressing dialect diversity in school settings, including diagnosis, treatment, and interprofessional education will be presented.
Learner Outcomes: Participants will (1) Describe at least 2 evidence-based strategies that can be used when evaluating speakers of nonmainstream varieties of English who are at risk for or have a developmental language disorder; (2) State 3 strategies for discussing dialect differences with parents and teachers and how dialect differences relate to the processes of diagnosis and treatment; (3) Describe 3 examples that show non mainstream varieties of English are rule- governed and systematic.
Kathleen Oppenheimer, Arynn Byrd, and Michelle Erskine are speech-language pathologists completing their doctoral studies at the University of Maryland. They are interested in culturally sensitive diagnosis and treatment of development language disorders in children who speak nonmainstream varieties of English. Speaker Disclosures: Ms. Oppenheimer, Ms. Byrd, and Ms. Erskine have no relevant financial or nonfinancial disclosures.
Nonbiased Assessment: Current Best Practices
Jose A. Ortiz, M.A. CCC-SLP
In this presentation, an overview of current best practices in nonbiased assessment for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We will discuss current issues and provide a model for assessment, with a focus on using multiple converging sources of information.
José A. Ortiz is an assistant clinical professor of speech-language pathology at the University of Maryland in the department of Hearing & Speech Sciences. He provides supervision to students in the MA program and has a research focus on disproportionality and assessment in bilingual children. Speaker Disclosure: Dr. Ortiz has no relevant financial or nonfinancial disclosures.