Distinguishing Between Difference, Disorder, and Disadvantage: Cultural Considerations for Diverse Readers
In this PaTTAN Literacy Symposium webinar, Dr. Lakeisha Johnson examines the differences between African-American English and mainstream American English and the relationship between oral language skills and African-American students. She discusses assessment and treatment practices that are culturally responsive. Dr. Johnson outlines the issues with confusing a linguistic difference with a linguistic disorder and provides evidence-based strategies to increase language abilities.
Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy (CRRP) is essential in all areas of the curriculum, and this webinar supports the connections between CRRP and understanding oral language development.