SIG 14 Perspectives Vol. 20, No. 2, August 2013
This issue of Perspectives provides information on how clinicians’ perspectives on racial privilege may affect practice, as well as the status of Asian American and Pacific
Islander (AAPI) students in gifted and special education programs. The following will be
covered: a) the concept of White privilege and its relation to treatment, b) education of
Speech-Language Pathology students on racial privilege, and c) AAPI students’ overrepresentation in gifted education and underrepresentation in special education, and
how White privilege disadvantages students of color in the United States.
You will be able to:
- describe examples of how the knowledge of White privilege relates to cultural
- describe effects of teaching SLP students about racial privilege
- discuss the status of AAPI students in gifted and special education programs and
the misconceptions that may affect their education
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