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Laura DeThorne

PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Laura DeThorne is an associated professor of Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois and an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. Her work over the last 20 years has focused on understanding individual and group differences in language development and the potential implications for education and intervention practices. With the intent of bridging biomedical and social models of disability, Dr. DeThorne's clinical research has centered on children diagnosed with autism, users of augmentative and alternative technology (AAC), and developmental apraxia of speech. She also collaborates with Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton to raise awareness regarding how race and culture intersect with our understanding of disability. Dr. DeThorne has presented her work internationally, has published more than 40 papers, and has been funded by multiple agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.

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I Don’t See Color: How Your Own Cultural Identity Shapes Your Clinical Practice

Presented by Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP and Laura DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP

I Don’t See Color: How Your Own Cultural Identity Shapes Your Clinical Practice

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Video Runtime: 81 Minutes; Learning Assessments: 20 Minutes

Do you see race and cultural identity when you look at your clients? Chances are you do, and we suggest that you should. Race and cultural identity have a substantial influence on communicative practices, and to ignore such key aspects of identity is to render us less effective, and potentially harmful, clinicians. The vast majority of speech-language pathologists are White middle-class females, and the majority of our clients are not. Consequently, we will provide you with a framework for reflecting on cultural identity--yours and others'. We will also highlight examples for how "seeing color" will help make you a more culturally-competent therapist.

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Eyes on the Prize: Supporting Communicative Competence in Children

Presented by Laura DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Eyes on the Prize: Supporting Communicative Competence in Children

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How would you define communicative competence? Would you know it if you saw it? As a speech-language pathologist it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that successful communication is a lot more than speech and language skills. This course will cast speech-language pathologists in the role of communication specialists and use a social model of communicative competence to provide some concrete suggestions for how to support/prioritize successful communication in children who use AAC.

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Focusing on Friendship: Building Social Groups That Work for Children with Autism

Presented by Laura DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Focusing on Friendship: Building Social Groups That Work for Children with Autism

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Are you interested in developing social groups that support children with autism in building friendships? This course will provide the "nuts and bolts" of creating social groups that bring together children with shared interests. Specifically, the course will highlight key tenets of a social model, emphasize the importance of first-person perspectives, suggest modifications to traditional IEP goals, and provide concrete strategies for supporting positive interactions across children with and without autism.

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