Talking about Race and Making Change: Anti-Racist Practice in Speech-Language Pathology – Recording

Recording – Available until October 19, 2021

Presented by: Chelsea Privette, MEd, CCC-SLP Picture of Chelsea Privette

Chelsea Privette, MEd, CCC-SLP is a doctoral candidate in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith. She has a Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University. Her research addresses health and educational disparities among bilingual children and children who speak nonmainstream dialects by developing culturally responsive research strategies and assessment tools. Her other research interests include critical pedagogy and multicultural curriculum development in higher education.

Racial minorities disproportionately experience negative outcomes across all life domains due long-standing structures designed to maintain disparities. This webinar will demonstrate how speech-language pathologists can play a unique role in confronting systemic racism by leveraging our presence at the intersection of education and healthcare. In addition to becoming aware of our biases, we must think critically about how our attitudes impact our behavior in clinical practice. This webinar will provide tools for productive self-reflection as well as a systematic framework for building an anti-racist agenda for practicing equitably and advocating responsibly in your clinical setting.

Time-ordered Agenda:

  • 2 minutes – Introduction and Disclosures
  • 8 minutes – Defining Race
  • 15 minutes – Discrimination and Disparities in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 15 minutes – Exploring Implicit Bias
  • 15 minutes – Frameworks for moving forward
  • 5 minutes – Questions

Learner Outcomes:
After completing this course, participants will:

  1. Describe race and its implications for linguistic discrimination.
  2. Define implicit bias and its psychological and sociopolitical roots.
  3. Identify anti-racist policies and practices relevant to communication sciences
    and disorders.

Webinar Registration Rates:
Free for members
$25 for non-members


ArSHA Members:

This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Financial Disclosure:  Chelsea Privette is receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for this presentation and her research is funded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Non-financial Disclosure: Chelsea Privette has no non-financial relations to disclose.