Stockman Series Symposium

Fri, Dec 08, 2023   1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

Please join us for the inaugural CSD Stockman Series, "Shifting Multicultural Perspectives in Communicative Sciences and Disorders"

Keynote by Ida J. Stockman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor Emerita, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University

with panelists

Pre-registration is required for all attendees and registration will close on December 1, 2023 the registration deadline has been extended - we are still accepting registrations.

In-person: 147 Communication Arts and Sciences Building
404 Wilson Rd., East Lansing
Michigan State University
Virtual: Zoom (link in registration)

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Agenda | Course Description | Learning Outcomes | Bio Sketches and Disclosures | Keynote Selected References



1:00 – 2:00     Pre lecture social hour & refreshments (join if you can!)

2:00 – 3:00     Keynote Speech (Shifting Multicultural Perspectives in Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Past, Present and Future Challenges). Keynote Selected References

3:00 – 3:15      Break

3:15 – 5:00      Moderated Panel Discussion


Course Description

This symposium focuses on the evolution of professional views about multicultural issues in shifting from a deficit to difference paradigm. Current and future challenges addressed include: research goals and methodology; clinical assessment; pedagogical approaches and clinical practicum education; clinical service delivery; and public and media perception of the field.


Learning Outcomes

Participants who complete the course will be able to:

  • Define the terms “multicultural” and “paradigm” in historical and current perspectives
  • Identify three paradigm shifts in the study of language that influenced the current research on African American English and its speakers
  • Distinguish a language difference from a language deficit
  • Define “intersectionality” as it applies to type-casting group diversity

Program Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program (excluding the optional lunch). Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

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Keynote Selected References


Bio Sketches and Disclosures




Ida J. Stockman is Professor Emerita at Michigan State University and an accomplished speech-language pathologist with masters (University of Iowa-1965) and doctoral (Pennsylvania State University-1971) degrees in the field. She joined the MSU faculty in 1983 after teaching at Howard University and research appointments at the Center for Applied Linguistics (Washington DC) and the Kantonsspital (St. Gallen, Switzerland).

A professor for 24 years in MSU’s, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Stockman worked to innovate change on two fronts. First, her work helped to change the framework from a deficit to difference perspective on the language of African American children in research, teaching and professional - credentialing practices. Second, her work, inspired by Swiss scholars, brought attention to the role of movement and action in the learning and development of normal and abnormal speakers. In 1995-96, Stockman organized a year-long, cross-disciplinary MSU symposium with reputable invited scholars on this topic, as documented in her 2004 book by the same title (Elsevier). Besides course instruction, Stockman has championed both areas in more than 200 scholarly works that include refereed and invited journal publications and conferences and workshops in state, national and international conferences and workshops. She also rendered services to more than two-dozen professional boards and committees.

A trail blazer, Stockman’s numerous awards for professional contributions include MSU’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1996. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and received its highest award, the Honors of the Association in 2006.
Financial Disclosures: None related to this event.
Nonfinancial Disclosures: None related to this event.


Panel Members


Yvette D. Hyter, PhD, ASHA Honors, Professor Emerita, emphasizes critical science frameworks in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, co-authored a textbook on culturally responsive practices, and is editing a book on language research in PTSD. She co-directs the Resilience Center for Families and Children and owns Language & Literacy Practices, LLC, where she provides culturally/linguistically responsive, trauma informed, and globally sustainable consultations to educational agencies, and offers an institute on child trauma and communication. She’s a founding member of the SLHS Equity Action Collective, whose members established a new open access journal (Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability), and who are transforming scholarship, practice, and policy using critical science, equity, and social justice.

Financial Disclosures: Honorarium for this event provided Michigan State University; Royalties for a book on the topic, Culturally Responsive Practices in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None related to this event.

Ariana Farhad, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is the MA Program Director for the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. She is a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implantation. She additionally emphasizes a trauma-informed and social justice approach to teaching and service delivery. Ms. Farhad holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (AVT) and the 2019 recipient of the international Doreen Pollack AVT Scholarship. Ms. Farhad additionally serves on the Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology.

Financial Disclosures: Salaried employee of the Michigan State University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Non-financial Disclosures: None related to this event.

Derek E. Daniels, PhD,  is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering therapy. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. Derek is a person who stutters, and conducts research on psychosocial aspects of stuttering, identity, and intersectionality. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter, including Camp Shout Out. Derek is a former President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), and currently serves as MSHA's Vice-President (VP) for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In 2023, he received the Professional of the Year Award from the National Stuttering Association.

Financial Disclosures: Honorarium for this event provided Michigan State University.

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None related to this event.

David Ewoldsen, PhD, is a professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Ewoldsen completed a joint Ph.D. in psychology and speech communication at Indiana University in 1990. Following his PhD, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the cognitive sciences program at Vanderbilt University from 1990-1991. Shortly afterward, he became faculty at the University of Alabama with appointments in the Department of Communication Studies, Psychology, and African American Studies. He has also served as faculty of the School of Communication at Ohio State University.


Financial Disclosures: Salaried employee of the Michigan State University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None related to this event.