As SLPs, it is our primary goal to support our students and help facilitate their growth and success. One important way that we can do that which is especially relevant today is by being culturally responsive. It is important that we see, appreciate, and support the cultural differences of our students in a positive way.
Today, I’m so thrilled to chat with Jordyn Carroll who is an SLP that specializes in cultural responsiveness.
Jordyn is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Washington, D.C. She specializes in culturally responsive therapy and child language development. Jordyn emphasizes the importance of being the person you needed when you were younger. She creates products and materials with the intention of serving as representation both in and outside the field of speech-language pathology.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Jordyn’s favorite age group to work with
- The perks of each age group you can work with
- What cultural responsiveness is and our responsibility to it
- Examples of how racism creeps into the classroom setting
- How SLPs can help advocate for their students culturally
- Examples of cultural differences in students that are not disorders
- Ways that Jordyn helps learn about each of her students
- Tips for SLPs who may be worried they aren’t culturally responsive enough
If you’ve been worried about how to be more culturally responsive with your students, I hope my interview with Jordyn has shown you the importance of starting where you are at and making small improvements. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students.
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