Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Article: The Psychological Effects of Oralism

    • Cultural Literacy and Responsiveness for SLPs Working with Deaf Children

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This presentation will cover the concepts of ableism, audism, and linguicism as they relate to SLPs' work with Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. It will review how SLPs can modify their practice to be more responsive and sensitive to the DHH students they serve. Tips and recommendations for replacement practices will be provided throughout.


20 minutes: Cultural competency and responsiveness

10 minutes: Audism, ableism, and linguicism

10 minutes: Considerations for SLPs

10 minutes: The impact of oralism

10 mintues: Implications for your practice

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define audism, ableism, and linguicism
  2. Describe what it means to be culturally sensitive when working with DHH children
  3. State three things they will de-implement from their practice in order to become a more responsive practitioner


Kimberly Sanzo

Kimberly Sanzo is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Language First. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012. She is a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and is currently a doctoral candidate for an SLPD.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: Kimberly is the owner and founder of Language First and received payment for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: Kimberly is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs.