16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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2/28/2017  |   10:10 AM - 10:40 AM   |  Confronting Bias in Collaborative Teams   |  Hanover F

Confronting Bias in Collaborative Teams

Collaboration among providers is a crucial component of a child’s success, especially as an increasing number of families are participating in services from multiple programs. However, our individual bias can interfere with our ability to effectively participate in such teams. This presentation will explore two kinds of bias - othering and group attribution bias. Participants will examine the unique and powerful way these kinds of bias create and maintain unnecessary divisions among stakeholders, particularly those from different programs, backgrounds, or philosophies. Participants will explore why these types of bias are harmful and what individuals can do to confront bias and reduce its impact on professional relationships.

  • Define and give examples of othering and group attribution bias.
  • Explain the impact these types of bias have on collaborative teams.
  • State 3 strategies for confronting or reducing these types of bias in professional relationships.

Presentation:
15804_5707LouiseRollins.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5707.docx


Presenters/Authors

Louise Rollins (), Montgomery County Public Schools, louiserollins@rocketmail.com;
Louise Rollins has worked with d/hh children and their families for 15 years, primarily in birth-5 programs. She has broad experience as a teacher for a state school for the deaf and public school programs, working with children who are acquiring spoken and/or sign language, and participating in collaborative teams across Maryland. As a founding board member of the Maryland/DC chapter of Hands & Voices, she believes strongly that

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.