Dr. Shameka N. Stewart, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L
The Juvenile Forensic Speech-Language Pathologist
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
CAARV-ing Out Your SMART Goals
For Speech-Language Pathologists to be functional and intentional in addressing the language needs of youth with increased risk of involvement with delinquency and the “justice” system, an in-depth understanding and preparation of culturally relevant and appropriate goal writing is necessary. This webinar is designed to provide an immersive hands-on training to developing CAARV™ goals that are SMART.
Transforming Your Language
Speech-Language Pathologists are one of the first professionals to come into contact with at-promise youth placed at-risk for delinquency and/or involvement in the “justice” system. In order to effectively assist clinicians in being clinically equipped and prepared to combat the school-to-confinement pipeline this course will begin the dialogue on transforming your clinical practice and approach. Pt. I will focus on transforming your language to support youth placed at-risk for delinquency, conducting transformative assessments and evaluation reports, and learning more about how the juvenile injustice system affects the youth on your caseload, in order to evoke change.
The SLP's Role in Combating the School-to-Confinement Pipeline
Speech-Language Pathologists are one of the first professionals to come into contact with youth classified as special populations (ASD, TBI, DS, ID, etc.). An area we do not discuss with this population is their increased risk for delinquency and/or involvement with the “justice” system. To effectively assist clinicians in being clinically equipped and prepared to combat the school-to-confinement pipeline for youth diagnosed with ASD or TBI, this course will continue the dialogue on transforming your clinical practice and approach. Pt. II will focus on utilizing your transformed language to conduct transformative assessments, write evaluation reports, and create relevant SMART Goals.
Creating a Social & Youth Justice Infused Communication Disorders Course
This course will provide a hands-on two-week introduction to developing and implementing a social and youth justice focused course within their CSD courses. The workshop will discuss the history and research and both areas, how to incorporate and align the content of social and youth justice with a CSD course, key areas to focus on during instruction, the development of an interactive syllabus, and course activities, lectures, and examinations.
Prerequisites/Target audience: Academic communication sciences and disorders faculty and clinical instructors
Must be employed at a higher education institution educating within a communication sciences and disorders/speech-language pathology program
Let's Work Together
The list above is not finite. I have also designed and implemented trainings and presentations specific to the interest of the entity that incorporates my work with their needs, focus, and wants. Please contact me if you have an inquiry about a topic that is not listed here and we can work together to create a dynamic training or presentation for your team!