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Literacy and Justice for All: SLPs’ Role in Inclusiveness and Advocacy (SIG 16) (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19451)

Presenter(s): Lakeisha Johnson,PhD, CCC-SLP; Shurita Thomas-Tate,PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This webinar explores the context and nature of culturally responsive practices in literacy instruction to improve future success and quality-of-life outcomes for underserved students. Culturally responsive practices support the achievement of all students by providing services that acknowledge and appropriately respond to the intersection of the cultural perspectives that students and SLPs bring to interactions. Speakers will discuss best practices for inclusiveness and advocacy when working with underserved students and how to collaborate with classroom educators to provide culturally relevant literacy instruction.

This webinar is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of webinars developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This webinar was developed by SIG 16: School-Based Issues.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define cultural competency and describe your cultural awareness after completing a cultural competence self-awareness inventory
  • Identify strategies for culturally responsive assessment and intervention best practices for literacy instruction
  • Identify culturally responsive practices for inclusiveness and advocacy at the classroom, school, and local community levels

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.

More courses in this series

View all the SIGnature Series courses, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or for a la carte purchase.

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19451
Available Through: November 12, 2025