Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Deaf History: Becoming a Culturally Competent SLP

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Units

Course info

Course Description: This presentation will review major events throughout Deaf history in the context of speech-language pathology practices over time. It will cover pervasive misconceptions and will provide suggestions and implications for SLPs’ practice from a Deaf perspective.



25 minutes: Introduction, background, terminology

25 minutes: Major events in Deaf history 

15 minutes: The modern Deaf community and pervasive misconceptions

10 minutes: The purpose for SLPs, from a Deaf perspective


Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Name and negate common misconceptions about Deaf individuals
  2. Name and describe major events in Deaf history
  3. Describe the impact of Deaf historical events on linguistic practices used today with Deaf individuals  


Natalie Delgado

Dr. Natalie Delgado is the director of outreach at the Louisiana School for the Deaf and had taught from birth through 12th grade. She received her Doctor of Education from Lamar University where she also received her Master's degree in Deaf Education. Her Bachelor's degree is in Psychology from Gallaudet University.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: The presenter is receiving royalties for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs.