A New Lens on AAE

Dr. Hamilton’s most recent article published in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of the ASHA Leader shares an informed lens on AAE*. When the words used to describe a communication disorder are the same words used to describe a cultural way of speaking, that’s a problem. It impacts communication exchanges in the classroom, teacher perception, literacy…

New Publication

Job discrimination is not supposed to happen; in fact, in most cases it’s illegal. However, that doesn’t stop people from having their own prejudice and biases against people who do not fit mainstream ways of communicating. Check out Dr. Hamilton’s most recent paper written with Drs. Laura Plexico, Stephen Erath, and Ms. Haley Hawkins that…

Next stop, Kalamazoo

On October 10th and 11th, Dr. Hamilton presented her work on cultural-linguistic diversity in the context of clinical and educational implications. She presented to a diverse group of students from across Western Michigan University’s campus. Dr. Hamilton also presented to the faculty and administrators of the College of Health and Applied Sciences. As a KCP…

Dr. Hamilton Presents at ASHA Connect and Shifts the Paradigm

On July 19th, at the ASHA Connect conference in Chicago, Dr. Hamilton presented on reframing our understanding of African American English. She presented information on how to use different language in order to rethink our understanding of what AAE actually is versus what it isn’t. This shift in thinking aims to assist speech-language pathologists and…

Drs. Hamilton, Gibson, and Shockley present at AERA

On April 5th in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Hamilton and colleagues, Drs. Simone Gibson and Ebony Terrell Shockley, presented at the American Educational Research Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting . They participated in a roundtable discussion on the broad topic of Rewriting Dominant Scripts in Educators’ Learning for More Equitable Practice. Their presentation on Reconceptualizing the Roles of Speech and…

Cultural Competencies and LanguageWorkshop

Dr. Hamilton presented a training on Cultural Competencies and Language on June 12th to Montgomery County Public Libraries. This was her second time presenting to this wonderful group of library staff and administrators. Thank you Kate Tavakolian for bringing me back!   Whether you work in schools, libraries, medical settings, or industry, Dr. Hamilton will work…