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Professional Development Course on Racism for Speech Language Pathologists

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

With the recent rise in awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustices, everyone is either outraged, confused and want to learn more, or wanting to help but not sure how. If you are a Speech Language Pathologist, it's important to know that racial disparity exists in speech therapy. It is important to understand your role, the system, and either advocate for your experience as a BIPOC SLP or be an ally in an informed and effective manner.

Andalusia Speech Therapy has teamed up with Dr. Dionna Latimer-Hearn to bring this important professional development opportunity to Canada for a second time for those who couldn't attend the first time.

About the Event

We are hosting this event for a second time for those who could not attend the first one.

Date: Tuesday, August 4 at 12PM (EST), 9AM (PST)

Upon completion of this 1.5-hour course, participants will be able to:  Identify prominent features of structural institutional racism

  • Identify narratives reinforcing harmful stereotypes

  • Promote understanding and awareness of disparate access to education

  • Outline and explain contributing factors of inequity in speech therapy

  • Engage in discussion about racism in Canada

About the Presenter:  Dr. Latimer-Hearn is a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 17 years of experience. She has served diverse populations in the US and abroad throughout her career. She is a recipient of the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Award. Her research focuses on African American English and Multicultural Issues in Speech Pathology and Education Visit: for more information. 

Click here to register for the event.


Andalusia Speech Therapy has two Toronto speech therapy clinics and offers speech teletherapy to anywhere in the world. Contact us more for information.

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