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

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2/27/2017  |   3:20 PM - 3:50 PM   |  From the Center to the Margins: Exploring Power and Privilege in EHDI   |  Hanover C

From the Center to the Margins: Exploring Power and Privilege in EHDI

Power and privilege is infused in every thread of our society, and EHDI is not exempt from this reality. This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of “intersectionality” and how it plays out in early intervention, explore multiple overlapping identities including disability, race, gender, cultural backgrounds, etc. and facilitate discussion to foster the development of more culturally responsive practices in the early intervention system. The presenters invite people to join the dialogue about our roles and responsibilities in addressing the power imbalance within the EHDI system and creating culturally responsive services for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing children with diverse backgrounds.

  • Participants will understand what intersectionality is and explore their own identities and how they affect the services they provide as professionals in the EHDI system.
  • Participants will unpack their own biases and better understand how they affect their worldview and practices.
  • Participants will gain tools to take the necessary steps toward providing culturally responsive services.

Presentation:
15804_5574GloshandaLawyer.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5574.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Gloshanda Lawyer (), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, glawyer@vols.utk.edu;
Gloshanda Lawyer is a hearing, Black, multi-ethic, straight, woman using she/her/hers pronouns. She studied Linguistics, Deaf Studies and Spanish Studies at the University of Minnesota. She received her Master’s of Education in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Minnesota. Gloshanda previously worked as a preschool teacher at Metro Deaf School, a bilingual education charter school. Gloshanda has also worked as an Early Childhood Special Education Birth- Three Teacher for the Saint Paul Public Schools in Minnesota where she did home-based intervention with families of diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and children of all disability areas. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a concentration in Deaf Education with research interests in early childhood multicultural/multilingual approaches to early intervention, cultural studies in Deaf education and exploring her subjectivity as a hearing person of color in Deaf education. Gloshanda is a current fellow of the National Leadership Consortium on Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD).

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Leala Holcomb (), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, lholcom5@vols.utk.edu;
Leala is a multigenerational signing Deaf, white, Euro-American, Queer, non-binary person using ze/zir/zirs pronouns. Ze received zir Master’s degree in Deaf Education from the National University in California. Leala was a preschool and family education teacher at California School for the Deaf, Fremont for a few years before moving onto new opportunities to conduct research and train teachers of the Deaf in other locations. Leala also created a new enterprise geared for young Deaf children called Hands Land, which focuses on the development of educational resources through rhymes and rhythms. Leala is currently a second year Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, studying theory and practice in Deaf education through a social justice lens. Leala provides professional consultations on bilingual education to Deaf-based programs and schools inside and outside the United States. Leala is a fellow of the National Leadership Consortium on Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD).

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (Cooperating a project to create educational resources for young children) relationship for Volunteer employment.   Has a Professional (Founder of Hands Land) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (Founder of Hands Land) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (Founder of Hands Land) relationship for Board membership.