Advancing Excellence in Speech Language Pathology: Cultural Responsiveness and Ethics Symposium
September 29, 2023
Cashion Academic Center 506 (Fifth Floor)
1401 S. 4th Street, Waco, TX 76798
Presented by the National Student Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) at Baylor University with support from the Baylor University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
$75 registration fee (No fee for current Baylor faculty, students, or families receiving services at the Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.)
- Venmo @NSSLHA-Baylor (Comment "Conference")
- Mail check payable to "NSSLHA at Baylor" to NSSLHA at Baylor, One Bear Place #97332, Waco, TX 76798
Cancellations should be submitted to Carrie_Drew@baylor.edu in writing seven days prior to the event for a full refund. If this event is canceled by Baylor University CSD, a full refund will be provided to the registrant.
This program is approved for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education credit, including 2 hours of Ethics, by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Schedule at a Glance
|8:15am||Module 1: Introduction to Bilingual Development|
|8:45am||Module 2: Foundations of Pre-assessment Considerations|
|10:00am||Module 3: Evidence-based Assessment Practice|
|11:00am||Lunch (on your own)|
|12:00pm||Module 4: Core Strategies in Report Writing and Planning Interventions|
|1:45pm||Questions and Answers|
|2:15pm||Module 5: Ethical Decision-making for Speech-Language Pathologists|
|4:00pm||Questions and Answers|
About our Speakers
Melissa P. Garcia
SLP Chef's Table: The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Culinary Experience
Dr. Melissa P. Garcia, has been working in higher education since 2007. She currently holds a Clinical Assistant Professor/Director position at Baylor University in the online Graduate Communication Sciences & Disorders program. In 2007, she developed the undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Texas A&M International University where she remained until 2022 as Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Director and Program Coordinator.
During the past 17 years, she has developed and led several international service-learning programs in Belize, Costa Rica, India, and Asia (Japan, China, and Thailand). Her research focuses on clinical supervision, trends and issues of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, international service-learning-global engagement, and trends in academic and clinical performance, linking academic knowledge to clinical practice in undergraduate and graduate online students. She is the past president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Hispanic Caucus. She serves on the ASHA SIG 14 committee and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Distance Education Task Force and University Committee Committee. She also serves on the APCSLH International Advisory Committee. She has presented at the local, state, national, and international levels. Most recently she presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association state convention, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Guangzhou, China; and Belize City, Belize. In 2015, she was named the College of Education Teacher of the Year, TAMIU Global Scholar, and received the School Bell Award for outstanding teaching and service in higher education. In 2018, the Texas Higher Education Board recognized her for her program in Belize. She was one of five Star Awards Finalists for “Service-Learning at Home and Abroad”. In 2022, Dr. Garcia was named the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Teacher of the Year.
Learning Objectives for SLP Chef's Table: The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Culinary Experience
Participants will be able to:
- Indicate the importance of obtaining a language history.
- Describe the elements involved in the acquisition of a second language.
- Summarize the difference between language difference versus language disorder.
- Discuss assessment considerations that are unique to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Explain heteroglossic terms and strength-based language in report writing.
Ethical Decision Making for the SLP
Kristle Soto, M.S, CCC-SLP, serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice within the Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. Professor Soto completed her M.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Prior to joining the Baylor Faculty, Professor Soto provided clinical services in public schools, early intervention, and private practice settings. Her passion and interests lie in serving individuals with autism and helping them to reach their greatest potential.
Learning Objectives for Ethical Decision Making for the SLP
Participants will be able to:
- Describe ethical principles as they apply to clinical situations.
- Discuss common ethical challenges faced by speech-language pathologists.
- Apply ethical decision making frameworks to real-world scenarios to make informed choices in complex situations.
- Discuss mandatory reporting requirements for suspected abuse or neglect.
For questions or concerns about Baylor CSD continuing education services and programs, please contact:
Dr. Carrie Drew, CCC-A
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Speakers Disclosure Statement
- NSSLHA@Baylor - Speaking Fee