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Perceptions of Narrative Quality in School-Age African American English (AAE) Speakers (Live Webinar) (PD102295L)

Presenter(s): Monique T Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL; Leslie Moore, PhD
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 2:00–4:00p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: December 21, 2022, Noon, Eastern time

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School-based SLPs who work with African American children can feel underprepared to properly evaluate their language abilities. This webinar explores variation in narrative practices common within AAE-speaking communities. The presenters discuss widely held beliefs about narrative language and its variation, how these beliefs affect clinical practice, and insights from research into how we can expand our narrative language assessment practices to be more inclusive of culturally based narrative variation.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify types of narrative styles and structures typically used in AAE-speaking communities
  • Identify three widely held beliefs about narrative language and its variation 
  • Explain to colleagues, supervisors, and family/caregivers the limitations and culturally specific nature of widely used tests of narration

Presenter Information

Monique T. Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Houston. Her research program employs mixed methods to examine the cognitive, social, and linguistic resources that school-age African American children draw upon to narrate or tell stories. She directs the Child Language Ability Lab, which is currently engaged in projects examining narrative assessment and dialectal code-switching between African American English and Mainstream American English.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Full-time associate professor at the University of Houston 
  • Research funded by an OSU Cross-College Seed Grant 
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Leslie C. Moore, PhD, is an applied linguist and a linguistic anthropologist whose research examines the social and cultural patterning of learning and language development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple learning traditions. Moore currently has two projects concerned with linguistic diversity in educational contexts. For both projects, Moore has collaborated with partners who bring to the work different and complementary expertise and experiences.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Full-time associate Professor at Ohio State University
  • Research funded by an OSU Cross-College Seed Grant
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

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 December 26, 2022.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: December 21, 2022
2:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern time
(1:00 p.m. Central time, 12:00 p.m. Mountain time, 11:00 a.m. Pacific time)

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102295L
Available Through: December 31, 2022