November 2018

Look for us at ASHA in Boston, November 2018. Our presentations are below:

Pragmatics, Social Communication, & Literacy in African American Children & Adolescents - This poster received a Meritorious Award!

Presenters: Yvette D. Hyter, Kenyatta Rivers, & Glenda DeJarnette

Social pragmatic communication consists of linguistic, nonlinguistic, and cognitive skills. SLPs have minimal knowledge about social pragmatic communication skills in African American English speakers, particularly with regard to speech acts, expository discourse, and social cognition. This poster session presents data on the contributions that these lesser studied areas of social pragmatic communication make to literacy development of African American children.

Location: CC/Hall C

Date: Friday, Nov 16 10:30 AM

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Format: Poster

Code: 6260

Board #: 184

PDH(s): 15 Minutes

Emic Approaches for Managing African American Clients with Communication Disorders: Clinical Case Studies (Seminar 2-hours)

Presenters: Kenyatta Rivers, Yvette D. Hyter, Glenda DeJarnette, Derek Daniels, Kenneth Pugh & Gloriajean Wallace

In this presentation, clinical case studies will be presented to demonstrate how clinicians can use etic-emic approaches to manage communication disorders in AA clients who display language/literacy, voice, fluency, and/or audiological disorders.

Location: CC/153ABC (Lvl 1)

Date: Saturday, Nov 17 8:00 AM

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Seminar 2-hours

Code: 1718

PDH(s): 2 Hrs

November 2016

Look for us at the upcoming annual conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) held in Philadelphia, PA from 16 - 20 November 2016. Our presentations are at the following times and locations: 

  • “An Analysis of Procedures Used to Describe the Pragmatic Language Skills of African American Children” (Session #1241) on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

  • “Situating Pragmatic Language Behavior in the Context of Culture: The HCCVM Model” (Session #1718) on Saturday, November 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

August 2016

Our work was presented at the triennial congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) in Dublin, Ireland. A poster was presented entitled, “Human cognition cultural values model (HCCVM): A Theoretical model to address pragmatic language behavior in CLD Populations.  Attendees from 56 countries were in attendance and this poster was very well received and participants consistently remarked that the HCCVM would be a useful framework to discuss variation in pragmatic language behavior in their country, thus giving the HCCVM global appeal.