Reducing Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education

December 10, 2014

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 14 Communication Disorders and Science in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations

This live event chat will focus on why culturally and linguistically diverse students are overrepresented and underrepresented in special education and provide best practice solutions for speech-language pathologists. Topics will include the assessment process, formal and informal testing, solutions for reducing assessment bias, and integrating parents into the assessment process. Panelists will be online to answer questions about this important issue in service delivery to CLD students. The following panelists will be available to answer questions:

  • Maria Munoz, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, coordinator of the Emphasis in Bilingual Speech Language Pathology at Texas Christian University
  • Melissa White, MA, CCC-SLP, co-clinical director, Bilingual Therapies
  • RaMonda Horton-Ikard, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, Florida State University

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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