REDI Self-Study Course

REDI Self-Study Course

ANCDS Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Self-Study: Freedom of Discomfort

Course Materials Available: February 9, 2024
Course Materials Expire: December 31, 2024

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Course Description:
This self-study addresses perceptions of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) within and outside of communication disorders. It also allows participants to reflect on their implicit biases and how this self-work will have a transformative influence on their work as clinicians, researchers, or leaders as they become an antiracist ally.

Learner Outcomes:
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Examine and reflect on their perceptions of race, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) within and outside of the profession.
  2. Gather personal insight into what challenged their preconceived notions about how they see the world with race as a mitigating factor.
  3. Reflect and identify how their self-work will have a transformative influence on their work as clinicians, researchers, or leaders as they become an antiracist ally.

REDI Committee Members:
Sucheta Kamath, M.S., CCC-SLP
, is a celebrated motivational speaker, an award-winning speech-language pathologist, a TEDx speaker, and a tech-entrepreneur who has created ExQ®; a cloud-based digital curriculum for the middle and high school students designed to directly personalize learning and build Executive Function skills through games, error analysis, and metacognitive lessons. She is the host of the podcast Full PreFrontal®: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function; where her invited guests range from neuroscientists, researchers, educators, learning specialists, journalists, and leaders. Finally, Sucheta serves on many non-profit boards and is deeply committed to racial healing and interfaith community dialogue. For the past four years, she founded and currently runs (along with her GSHA colleagues) GSHA Gives!, a free communication and Executive Function job-readiness training program for previously homeless, incarcerated, and disenfranchised men in inner-city Atlanta.

Financial: Mrs. Kamath receives a salary from ExQ and private practice, Cerebral Matters
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Yalian Pei, MA, SLP-CF, is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. Pei is a UGA College of Education Research Scholar Awardee and also was a student fellow of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2021. Her research focuses on neurogenic communication disorders, especially reading and learning after traumatic brain injury.

Financial: Ms. Pei receives a salary from the Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Ramani Voleti, M.S., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is an associate teaching professor and speech language pathologist at the Gebbie Clinic at Syracuse University. Her clinical and research interests include acquired neurogenic speech/language disorders, dysphagia, and voice disorders in adults. She teaches courses in neurogenic communication disorders and professional issues in medical settings. She is board certified in neurogenic communication disorders in adults.

Financial: Mrs. Voleti receives a salary from Syracuse University.
Nonfinancial: Mrs. Voleti is a board-certified member and chair of the certification committee of the ANCDS.

Ana Rivera, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. In 2017, she successfully completed her PhD in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Florida. She teaches courses in clinical neuroscience, adult neurogenic communication disorders, and cultural responsiveness. Her research interests are neurogenic communication disorders and bilingualism. Dr. Rivera has a passion for assessment of linguistically diverse populations. She collaborates with other professionals to provide the best services for bilingual/multilingual individuals across the lifespan.

Financial: Dr. Rivera receives a salary from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Rivera is a Member-at-Large on the ANCDS Executive Board.

Alaina S. Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP/L, CBIST, is an Assistant Professor at Howard University and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. She has expertise in cognitive-communication disorders associated with TBI. Dr. Davis is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist on the HU Concussion Management Team which collaborates with her research and clinical lab, the Center for Cognitive-Communicative Skills (CCC Skills). In the CCC Skills, her research focuses on persons with sport-related concussion and return-to-learn/play/activity. Dr. Davis’ work addresses the cognitive and communication styles of adolescents and adults who are racially and ethnically diverse.

Financial: Dr. Davis receives a salary from Howard University, Stony Brook University, and her private practice, Overall Neuro Rehab, LLC.
Nonfinancial: Dr Davis is the Chair of the ANCDS REDI Committee and on the Board of Advisors for the nonprofit, Head to Speech.

Registration Fee:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $99
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This self-study course is available for 0.6 ASHA CEUs with an optional additional 0.2 ASHA CEUs for a total of 0.8 ASHA CEUs possible.

If you would like to receive ASHA CEUs and/or a certificate of attendance, please complete and submit the program evaluation form found on the course webpage by December 31, 2024.

If you have any questions about ASHA CEUs or encounter difficulty submitting your survey, please contact [email protected].

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