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Disability and Ableism: Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Allyship, and Power (On Demand Webinar) (PD102293)

Presenter(s): Noma B Anderson, PhD
Course Description

Audiologists and SLPs can better serve individuals with disabilities when we are cognizant of ableism, implicit bias, and microaggressions. This webinar explores perspectives on disability as well as the acquisition of a disability identity and voice. The speaker discusses the importance of allies and alliances and how clinicians can contribute to client, student, and patient empowerment.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe disability models and the relationship of models to interventions 
  • Describe examples of ableism, microaggressions, and macroaggressions 
  • Describe allies and alliances within the disability space 
  • State examples of rights of individuals with disabilities

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

What Participants Said

"Very interesting presentation, allowed me to systematize my knowledge on the subject. Excellently presented by the speaker."

"This class made me aware of my unconscious biases."

"Handouts were very informative and useful to look back and reflect on after the discussion and when trying to share these ideas with co-workers."

Presenter Information

Noma B. Anderson, PhD, is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. She has also been dean at two prior universities: Florida International University and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Anderson is a member of the ASHA Committee on Leadership Cultivation and has been a mentor in the ASHA Leadership Mentoring Program She has served as ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs and ASHA President.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Employee of University of Vermont
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA SIG 14 affiliate
  • Member of National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by November 11, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: November 9, 2022
End date: November 11, 2027

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102293
Available Through: November 11, 2027