Ep. 82 - AAE and Guidance Regarding Student Referrals - Jordyn Carroll

May 23, 2023

Jordyn Carroll MS, CCC-SLP returns to the podcast to discuss AAE and student referrals. We talk about what AAE is, code-switching, reasons for not referring, exiting students, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:00) Jordyn’s Professional Background
  • (6:33) What is African American English (AAE)
  • (9:55) AAE & Code Switching
  • (12:48) Minority Students & Special Education
  • (19:49) Examples of AAE That are not a Reason for Referral
  • (25:22) Should SLPs Teach Code Switching
  • (32:19) Steps for Analyzing if a Student Needs to be Referred
  • (44:00) How to Exit Students That Don’t Need Special Education
  • (51:20) AAE & Grad School
  • (56:42) Resources

Linguistic Justice: https://www.amazon.com/Linguistic-Justice-NCTE-Routledge-Research-Baker-Bell/dp/1138551023/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=linguistic+justice+april+baker+bell&qid=1683216670&sprefix=linguis%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1

AAE Reference Sheet: https://www.jrctheslp.com/product-page/aae-reference-sheet

DELV Assessment: https://www.ventrislearning.com/delv/#:~:text=The%20DELV™%20—%20Screening%20Test,of%20language%20disorder%20or%20delay.


Jordyn Carroll, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and trailblazer in the field of speech pathology. She specializes in culturally-responsive therapy, and advocacy, and is the sole owner of JRCtheSLP, LLC. Her business entails public speaking, providing learning opportunities, creating diverse therapy materials, consulting, servicing private clients, and selling meaningful products and apparel. Jordyn uses her social media platform, @JRC_theSLP on Instagram, to continue advocating for Black and other marginalized communities, push for improving and diversifying the field of speech pathology, and emphasize "being the person you needed when you were younger."




About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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