Speech Language Pathology Conference

3-Day Virtual Conference – Non-Standardized Approaches to Reduce Bias In Speech-Language Assessments

If you are evaluating a child that comes from a different culture, speaks another language, or does not have the typical educational experience, you know that standardized testing doesn’t cut it anymore. But how do we efficiently and effectively get an accurate diagnosis and goals that we are comfortable with? Join us in kicking off Fall 2023 by transforming the way we conceptualize how we test.

We’ve invited 3 leading experts to share how to accurately address differences in culture, skillfully use narrative assessments, and dynamically account for the influence of cultural, experience, and bilingualism on your testing results.

3 Days – 3 Experts

Numerous Strategies to Get Accurate Testing Results for ALL Children in the Most Up-To-Date Effective Way

Providing Culturally Informed Care for Speakers of African-American English

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Dr. Kyomi Gregory-Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 
Pace University, New York

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

As the demographics of our caseloads continue to diversify, clinicians are charged with evaluating and treating in a way that takes culture into account to be able to plan support, improve, and deliver services in a culturally respectful and appropriate manner.

Join Dr. Kyomi Gregory-Martin, Associate Professor at Pace University in this discussion on culture, cultural competence, responsiveness, and cultural capability. Content around linguicism/accentism will be discussed so that clinicians can be aware of the impact of these concepts on the assessment and treatment of speakers of African-American English. 

Dr. Gregory-Martin’s Handouts

Using Dynamic Assessment to Reduce Bias in Language and Reading Assessments

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Doug Petersen
University of Wyoming

There is a stage in the assessment process when we have our results but still need to determine if low performance was impacted by differences in cultural, experience, or second-language influence. That’s where dynamic assessment comes in. It not only helps us make an appropriate diagnosis but also gives us great goals in a fast and accurate way.

Join Dr. Doug Petersen of the University of Wyoming as he shares an abbreviated dynamic assessment approach to evaluating language, reading, reading comprehension and writing skills with bilingual students. He shares his RIOT approach of Reviewing, Interviewing, Observing and Testing to maximize assessment outcomes.

Dr. Petersen’s Handouts

Evidence-based Elicitation and Analysis Using the SLAM Materials

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Cate Crowley,
J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Columbia University, New York

Decades of research has shown that standardized language tests and measurements contain serious cultural and linguistic biases so they cannot be relied on when testing diverse students. Thankfully, there are efficient and accurate non-standardized ways to assess language so that professionals can be confident in the diagnostic decisions they are making.

Join Dr. Cate Crowley of Columbia University in this video-rich demonstration of the effectiveness of the School-age Language Assessment Measures (SLAM) for speech-language evaluations. The SLAM materials offer a research-based, culturally-responsive approach to language sample analysis, that can be completed with reasonable demands on a clinician’s time and skill set. 

Dr. Crowley’s Handouts

Each course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area).

Disclosures and Financial Relationships

Financial Disclosures:

Dr. Kyomi Gregory-Martin is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for her presentation during this conference.

Dr. Doug Petersen is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for his presentation during this conference.

Dr. Cate Crowley is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for her presentation during this conference.
Non-Financial Disclosures:

None to disclose

Included with this conference:


How much does this cost?

Each individual presentation is $40. Want a discount? SLP Impact Members get access to all 3 days as a part of their $99 annual membership. Not only that, members get access to the spring conference, monthly master classes and all Bilinguistics online courses for a year.

What is SLP Impact?

Expert Support to Be the Best SLP You Can Be

(and still get home on time)

  • Free Attendance to Biannual Conferences – a $200+ savings!
  • Monthly Master Classes for ASHA CEUs to become fast and effective at therapy and evaluations
  • Monthly Q&A Sessions for ASHA CEUs to get expert support for questions and difficult situations
  • 60+ Courses for ASHA CEUs to advance your skills anytime – anywhere
  • Speech Pathology Question Forum to get immediate answers to problems
  • 100+ Downloadable Materials and Templates to save hours of valuable time
  • 20+ Training Videos with Links and Downloads to share with parents and colleagues

Are ASHA CEUs included and how do we get our certificates?


Yes. ASHA CEUs are awarded for each 90 minute presentation.

Getting Your Certificate after the Presentations

A code will be displayed at the end of each presentation. Enter that code along with your information by clicking on the link below and a certificate will be generated:

Certificate of Completion

ASHA CEU credits will be reported within 65 days of submission. Your certificate is also your proof of attendance.

Is there a discount for students?

Yes, all current university students can attend the conference for half price. This means you get everything included in the conference and access to SLP Impact for a year. Enter your information here and we will send you a code. (Students do not receive ASHA credits.)

Can I view a recorded version?

Yes, things happen. If you missed the event or want to watch a replay, recorded versions will be available after the event for all SLP Impact members. Replays are not available for those who are not SLP Impact members.

What is included in the conference?

We wanted to create a special experience for everyone attending based on surveys we sent out to SLPs asking them to share their very best conference experience. Here are some unique things that set this conference apart:

You will get:

  • Presentations focusing on a single, needed topic
  • Access to the experts for a Q&A session after their presentation
  • A Free E-book
  • Downloadable Infographics related to the conference content
  • Handouts and materials of each course
  • And, if you become an SLP Impact Member, you can watch any of our 60+ recorded ASHA CEU courses for the next year as well as have access to 30+ how-to videos and monthly master classes.

Any questions? Please Contact Us.