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Course Webinar: Gullah Geechee: Cultural Norms and the SLP

Course description: This course will examine the cultural & linguistic norms of the Gullah Geechee people. It will provide an overview of the language and cultural nuances that an SLP who is new to the region should expect from their clients. We will examine appropriate social and pragmatic responses to the culture and ways that clinicians can build rapport that embrace the client's cultural and linguistic diversity.

Presented by Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Time: 3 pm pacific | 4 pm mountain | 5 pm central | 6 pm eastern

Dr. Jessica Berry is an educator, advocate, and researcher who is passionate about sharing Gullah Geechee history, culture, and language with the world. She currently serves as the acting department chairperson and assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology at South Carolina State University. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in speech language pathology & audiology from Winthrop University and South Carolina State University, respectively. She completed her doctoral studies at Louisiana State University in communication disorders with a minor in linguistics.

Duration: 1 hour.

Pre-requisites: None.

Target audience: This course is designed for speech-language pathologists who work with adults and children.


0:00 - Overview of Gullah Geechee
0:10 - Language norms for Gullah Geechee clients
0:20 - Pragmatic and social norms for Gullah Geechee clients
0:35 - Recommendations for inclusion of Gullah Geechee references during intervention
0:50 - Q/A Session
1:00 - End of presentation + Quiz

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  • Describe the development of the Gullah Geechee culture and language.
  • Identify appropriate pragmatic responses to their client's cultural norms.
  • List ways that they can improve their response and communication with Gullah Geechee clients.
      Webinar information:
      • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
      • High-speed internet connection is required.

      Recorded course information:

      • The recorded course will be made available by November 30, 2021.
      • The course will be available for CEUs until November 23, 2026.
      • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

      Instructor disclosures:

      • Financial
        • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
        • Presenter receives a salary from South Carolina State University.
      • Non-financial:
        • The presenter is a native Gullah Geechee and has lived experiences that shape her perspective on service delivery.
        • The presenter is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

      Instructional methodology: Lecture

      Course completion requirements:

      • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
      • Passing score of 100% on a 3-5 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
      • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
      • Completion of program evaluation form.

      Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

      Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

      Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

      Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

      Cancellation policy:

      For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

      All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

      Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
      In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

      View our full cancellation policy.