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Educating Myself


#AmIqualified: I’m an SLP… I know racism is a real issue… what can I do?

Cultural humility expert, Dr. Kyomi Gregory shares resources and articles from a special issue of the Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, offering real-world ways to practice anti-racism in speech-language pathology and audiology


#AmIqualified: Let's talk about bilingualism and white supremacy in in CSD, one layer at a time

The informed SLP discusses with Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith about the racism present in Communication Sciences and Disorders curricula in our southern neighbours, the United States. Dr. Fabiano-Smith shares the articles on which she relies as well as videos and podcasts for those who wish to obtain further information the subject.

Teacher Report of Students' Dialect Use and Language Ability

For many school-aged children, teachers are the first professionals to recommend speech therapy services. However, many speech-language pathologists note that students without language impairments who speak dialects of Non-Common American English (NMAE) are referred for a speech/language assessment. This research presents findings from a preliminary study exploring teachers' ability to report students' dialect use and teachers' perceptions of language proficiency based on their perceptions of student dialect use.

Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Beliefs Regarding the Use of African American English

In order to provide appropriate and effective assessments and teaching activities, teachers are encouraged to develop their cultural competence. In the United States, speech-language pathologists receive training in the linguistic characteristics of non-traditional dialects of English, such as African American English (AAE); however, less is known about teachers' training, beliefs, and pedagogical knowledge on this topic, and speech-language pathologists could play a role in developing their cultural competence.

Perceptions of Black Children's Narrative Language: A Mixed-Methods Study


Cultural considerations for Communication and Swallowing Disorders



Study examining the impact of language variation on children's ratings of narrative language and identifying participants' ideologies related to narrative language and language variation.



The importance of considering cultural diversity in the context of dysphagia and swallowing intervention.


National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing


Dear 8%

Blog presenting the fact that in the United States, 92% of speech-language pathologist are white and explaining why the very low 8% of SLP's who are BI&R is not enough within our professions and how are systems limit access to becoming a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Peer-reviewed, regularly published journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. 

Presentations and Webinars

 L’humilité pour une sécurité culturelle (2019)

This cultural humility webinar is available to SAC members. It provides an opportunity to learn more about the First Nations Health Authority's vision and tools for building a culturally safe health system in British Columbia and how these lessons can be applied more broadly.

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Culture, Connection and Communication

Culture, Connection and Communication presentation by Jordyn R. Carroll, MS, CCC-SLP which allows us to better identify and question our implicit biases, understand the importance of using diverse material and demonstrate cultural humility and openness in our practice.

The Equity Series

The Equity Series: Series of 8 webinars on various themes surrounding the notion of diversity, competence and cultural humility. Available until December 2021.


''I can tell you where to look'' :
A Resource Guide for Taking Responsibility for Your Cultural Competence

Guide gathering various resources to learn and develop skills in terms of cultural humility.

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Strategies for creating a culturally-inclusive mindset

Presentation by Esther Clervaud, Eds which discusses four strategies to help develop cultural humility on a professional and personal level.

Communities of Practice

Journal Club Participatif sur les enjeux d'Équité, Diversité et Inclusion (EDI) de l'École d'Orthophonie et d'Audiologie de l'UdeM

The Journal Club revolves around the book “Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech-Language Pathology” (R. Horton, 2021). Presentations (in French) of the chapters of the book will be offered via Zoom at lunchtime by members of the student, faculty, administrative and clinical staff of the ÉOA, and will be followed by an exchange between the participants.

L'orthophonie auprès des Premiers Peuples / SLPs with the First People

Community of practice in speech language pathology with the First Peoples of Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis).

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