Course curriculum

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    Course Content

    • PowerPoint

    • Visual Materials Checklist

    • Racial Justice for Kids

    • Racism Interruptions

    • Expanding Cultural Competence: How Black Lives Matter Applies to Deaf Ed SLPs

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This presentation covers the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and why it applies to speech-language pathologists working with Deaf and hard of hearing children. Perspectives from Black Deaf adults will be shared as well as recommendations for SLPs to diversify their therapy. Considerations for SLPs to increase their cultural sensitivity will be addressed and common questions related to anti-racism will be answered.


20 minutes: What is Black Lives Matter?

20 minutes: Overlap between BLM and DHH kids

20 minutes: Perspectives from Deaf Black adults

15 minutes: Common questions answered

Learner outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how Black Lives Matter applies to SLPs working with Deaf children of color
  2. State at least one consideration for increasing cultural sensitivity
  3. State at least one way they will diversify their therapy


Kinya Embry

Kinya is a speech-language pathologist who received both her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in American Sign Language and her master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Kentucky State University. She worked at a school for the Deaf for two years and is now a PhD candidate, focusing on language development in DHH kids and the impact of ASL as a first language.

Speaker disclosures

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

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Continuing education

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs.