Distinguishing Between Difference, Disorder, and Disadvantage: Cultural Considerations for Diverse Readers

By PaTTAN - Dr. Lakeisha Johnson Last updated 2024/05/24


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.

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context B1. Oral and Non-Verbal Communication
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. 
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Culturally Relevant and Responsive PedagogyOral LanguageVocabulary
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