Dr. Valarie Fleming - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access: Ethical Obligations and Professional Duties

Valarie FlemingValarie B. Fleming, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Academic Programs and Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University where she teaches courses in adult neurogenics and swallowing disorders. Her passion for the profession and teaching, as well as her interests in the access and utilization of healthcare services by underrepresented populations, spurred her to assist faculty in developing inclusive classroom practices and preparing culturally competent clinicians.



Thursday, October 14 - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access: Ethical Obligations and Professional Duties
The recent year had brought three simultaneous crises: a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and a national reckoning of racial inequality. During these times, one might feel overwhelmed or not know quite what to do. As speech-language-hearing professionals, we have tools hidden in plain sight to help navigate these times.


Thursday, October 14 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Go to the Source: Toward Creating More Inclusive Professions
Ask any programmer, and they will tell you that all programming work has one thing in common, a good source code. In creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible profession, we will need to go to our source as a profession…educational programs. In this session, the presenter will discuss ways to reduce barriers to inclusive programs as well as discuss innovative ways to incorporate more culturally responsive and inclusive teaching and clinical education practices.



Financial Relationships:

  • Yes, ArkSHA speaking fee and Texas State University salary

Non-financial Relationships:

  • Yes, member of ASHA (Academic Affairs Board & Committee of Ambassadors)
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