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Redefining the Work: Passion, People, and Perspective (PD102886)

Presenter(s): Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

You can view the video and download the handouts for free (without CE credit) on the ASHA website and on ASHA Stream.

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Identifying ways to embed components of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our practice is a challenging but critical objective. Many clinicians may feel they lack the time, skills, or competence to effectively address DEI; it might feel like one more thing on an already-long list of considerations and requirements. But if we focus on our passion for working with people and change our perspective about providing culturally responsive services, then it's not more work, it is the work. This course discusses the value of addressing DEI as part of audiology and speech-language pathology services and provides practical ideas for how to start to embed DEI into practice.

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.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify one new dimension of client/patient/student diversity that you hadn’t previously considered
  • Select an area of DEI to focus on in your practice


  • 3 minutes – Introduction
  • 5 minutes – Our passion for people
  • 8 minutes – Same people, new perspective
  • 5 minutes – What it means to be culturally responsive
  • 5 minutes – My personal passion changed my perspective
  • 5 minutes – Clinical take-away
  • 4 minutes – Closing and next steps

Presenter Information

Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs at ASHA and has been an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist for 20 years. She earned her BA from Hampton University, MA from the University of Maryland, and PhD from the University of Illinois, with each degree focusing on communication sciences and disorders. Megan-Brette has published, presented, and trained on the topics of African American English, culturally responsive practices, and effective communication across a variety of settings and audiences. Previously, she worked as a qualitative researcher and academic professor at Auburn University, where she taught courses on child and adolescent language disorders, clinical problem-solving, and communication disorders in society. Prior to academia, she spent 10 years as a practicing clinician, working collaboratively with families and other professionals in New York City K-12 schools. Megan-Brette has hosted Brooklyn cable television shows, is the former host and producer of the Honeybee Connection podcast by MB, and owner of  

Financial Disclosures:

  • Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs at ASHA
  • Author of Strategies for Successful Classroom Communication

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA member
  • Researcher, author, presenter
  • Honeybee Connection podcast
  • Owner of website 

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 the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: December 6, 2023
End date: February 1, 2029

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102886
Available Through: February 01, 2029