Non-discriminatory evaluation and eligibility: Considerations for diverse populations

Verna Chinen, Teresa Laney, Marie Ireland, Andrea Bertone

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Student populations have become increasingly diverse. Culture, language, and the impact of poverty are critical factors when conducting non-discriminatory evaluations and determining eligibility for special education and related services. School-based SLPs must understand the impact of these factors on assessment and identify strategies to reduce bias.
Learning Objectives:
Understand the connection between SLP evaluation practices and local and State data on over-identification of students with speech-language impairments.
Locate resources to learn about the impact of poverty and culture on student performance and learning.
List non-discriminatory evaluation tools that can be used to make decisions and differentiate environmental, cultural or economic differences from disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
EventASHA Schools Connect 2021 - Online
Duration: 14 Jul 202126 Jul 2021


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