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Examining Implicit Bias and Culturally-Sustaining SLP Practices


Two Options to Register

  • Stand Alone Course - 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
  • As part of the MSHA 2022 Clinical Connections
Implicit Bias Training is Required for New Licensees and License Renewal

Currently, the only approved implicit bias training course specifically for SLPs that earns continuing education (CE) hours for licensure renewal is the MSHA Examining Implicit Bias and Culturally-Sustaining SLP Practices.  This is for one contact hours (.1 CEUs). 


  • Members: $15 
  • Non-Members: $30 
  • Open to all health professionals
Register For This Course Only (Friday, October 21, 2022 / 1:30pm - 2:30pm)
Register for this course as part of the 2022 Clinical Connections

Speakers: Christina Royster, EdD, CCC-SLP and Courtney Overton, MS, CCC-SLP

Course Description:
According to a demographic profile of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) constituents, only 8% of practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) indicated that they identify as a person of color. The result of this demographic phenomenon is that there are often profound communication breakdowns and cultural disconnects between therapists and the students, clients, and patients they treat, as well as families and caregivers. This session will discuss implicit bias, cultural and linguistic diversity, and culturally-sustaining assessment practices. Finally, the session will share ways and resources to help diversify the field of speech pathology

Registration for On Demand will be available after October 21, 2022

Enacted under Article II, ยง 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution, May 30, 2021

The law requires all health care practitioners in Maryland to attest that they have completed an implicit bias training program on their license renewal application.

What does this mean for you?

When you complete your 2022 license renewal application, you will need to have completed one of the implicit bias training courses approved by the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

At the time of your license renewal, you will attest to the completion of the training by checking the appropriate box in your renewal application. You are only required to attest to the completion of the training once. You will not need to repeat this attestation during subsequent renewals. 

For courses that do not produce a certificate of completion

The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities has recommended that in the absence of a certificate of completion from one of the State-approved courses posted on our website you keep your proof of registration in the course or take a screenshot of the final completion screen in the event a situation arises that calls for verification of completion.  

Founded in 1964, the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 4,000 licensed professionals with advanced degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology. Reflecting the cultural diversity of our state, MSHA represents professionals sensitive to the diverse needs of all citizens in need of member services. Interested in becoming a member, visit the Member Center of the website. 

MSHA is recognized as the official professional organization for Maryland speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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