11 episodes

Views from the 8% shares the experiences and amplifies the voices of the minoritized 8% of speech-language pathologists. Join Jordyn Carroll, M.S., CCC-SLP (@JRC_theSLP), a Black SLP as she advocates for representation and diversification in and outside of the field. Featuring interviews from the 8%, stories, resources, lessons, conversations, and actionable items to continue bettering ourselves and our communities.

Views from the 8‪%‬ Jordyn Carroll, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Views from the 8% shares the experiences and amplifies the voices of the minoritized 8% of speech-language pathologists. Join Jordyn Carroll, M.S., CCC-SLP (@JRC_theSLP), a Black SLP as she advocates for representation and diversification in and outside of the field. Featuring interviews from the 8%, stories, resources, lessons, conversations, and actionable items to continue bettering ourselves and our communities.

    The Experience of Doing It All: An Interview With Dr. Valencia Perry

    The Experience of Doing It All: An Interview With Dr. Valencia Perry

    Dr. Valencia Perry is a bilingual, bidialectal speech-language pathologist and researcher at Howard University. As a DC Native and HBCU grad, Dr. Perry encompasses a unique experience in cultivating a community of inspiration,

    As a mother, professor, researcher, private practice owner, mentor, and more, Dr. Perry shares so many gems throughout the interview that could be beneficial to all.

    In this episode, we talk about:
    Choosing the doctoral/professorial path
    Why we need different types of people in the field
    Juggling motherhood, private practice, and teaching
    Role reversal: When Dr. Perry's child went to speech therapy
    What does Dr. Perry want to see change in the field?

    Timestamps:
    1:10 Who is Dr. Perry?
    3:28 Becoming an SLP, professor, and SLP
    8:06 Impact of being a D.C. Native, Howard influences, and representation
    14:32 Money and Debt/Why Dr. Perry opened a private practice
    20:13 When the roles reversed: having a child in therapy as an SLP
    24:02 Learning how to better work with moms, caregivers, and communities
    27:20 What Dr. Perry wants to see change in the field
    44:20 Advice Dr. Perry needed to hear when she was younger
    49:17 Where to find/contact her!

    Watch to the entire episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoqKLAGVOYl-zXJpDqB1DSQ
    Follow Dr. Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/language_research_therapy/
    Follow Jordyn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrc_theslp/

    Shop apparel, stickers, digital resources, and more: https://www.jrctheslp.com/shop

    • 50 min
    The First Generation SLP2Be & Mentor: @SimpleSpeechie

    The First Generation SLP2Be & Mentor: @SimpleSpeechie

    Tammy Le, is a first-generation graduate student at Northwestern University, the #2 ranked graduate speech-language pathology program in the nation. She graduated Cum Laude from DePaul University in November 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development. 
    During her time as an undergraduate student, she was involved in several leadership positions and organizations. Tammy worked at a multidisciplinary clinic for children with developmental delays, mentored students through Chicago Public Schools, and volunteered as a Research Assistant at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to examine access to care for pediatric myalgic encephalomyelitis patients.
     As an out-of-field major, Tammy quickly learned all the in’s & out’s to navigate the field of speech-language pathology. This challenge led to her founding the Pre-SLP Association at her undergraduate university, which created a vehicle of representation, advocacy, and mentorship for aspiring SLPs. As an outcome, the university will now be implementing an SLP graduate program this upcoming fall 2021.
    Tammy was recently nominated to represent her cohort within Northwestern University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. She represents 2.8% of ASHA demographics, as a Vietnamese-American. Her⁣ hope for the field of speech-language pathology is to see growth, diversity, and equity. She states, “by allowing our differences to fuel our connection, we can strive towards cultural humility to best serve clients and their individualistic needs. While doing so, we can best serve each other by creating a safe and supportive environment for BIPOC.”
    Her mentorship and advocacy fuel her passion for the field, and she wanted to carry on with this role during graduate school. As a result, she created a platform to connect and empower aspiring clinicians through their academic and professional endeavors. 
    Tammy’s interest lies in early intervention. She has a special interest in social and cognitive-communication disorders, accent modification, and working with underrepresented individuals. Tammy aspires to ultimately earn a Doctorate's degree to continually diversify higher education.⁣
    What we talk about:
    Tammy's experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American
    Navigating her journey to graduate school after starting out as a business major
    Choosing the right program and grad school advice
    Forms of self-care
    & More!

    Watch clips on YouTube: https://youtu.be/THj8-9SzHNw

    Follow Tammy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplespeechie/
    Simple Speechie Website: https://simplespeechie.com/
    Email Tammy: simplespeechie@gmail.com
    Follow Jordyn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrc_theslp/
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    • 44 min
    HBCU Experiences & Accelerated 5 Year Master Program: An Interview with VaSeana Moran

    HBCU Experiences & Accelerated 5 Year Master Program: An Interview with VaSeana Moran

    VaSeana Moran, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Black SLP from Louisville, Kentucky. She is HBCU raised, as she completed the 5 year master's program at Howard University and graduated with her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Three words she would use to describe herself are: passionate, advocator, and vivacious.

    VaSeana's SLP areas of interest include: language development/acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children, working with kids of deaf adults, and pediatric feeding

    Her hobbies include: lunch/dinner/picnic dates, reading, watching movies, spending quality time with family, traveling, and watching sermons to get her life together!

    In this episode, Jordyn and VaSeana discuss:
    Logistics of the accelerate 5 year master's programPros and cons of the programVaSeana's undergraduate experience at HowardThe importance of self-advocacyand more!Watch episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yqoAMS4-kg
    Follow VaSeana on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seanaaa31/
    Find VaSeana on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaseana-m-2bba24a2/
    Follow Jordyn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrc_theslp/

    • 37 min
    Perspectives From A Multicultural, Male, Queer, SLP

    Perspectives From A Multicultural, Male, Queer, SLP

    Sean Uendra Moonsammy, M.M., M.A., CF-SLP, TSSLD is a Guyanese American, Indo-Caribbean, son of immigrants, first generation, opera singer and speech-language pathologist. He graduated from CUNY Queens College with his BM and MM in opera performance, as well as his MA in speech-language pathology in 2020. He is completing his clinical fellowship as an acute care and outpatient healthcare provider at Stony Brook University Hospital where he specializes in voice & upper airway disorders, and dysphagia. He is a mentor for ASHA’s S.T.E.P. Program and is currently starting a gender-affirmation clinic in Suffolk county with colleagues Dr. Keith Chadwick and Allison Aaron. Before starting his career as an SLP, Sean has performed alongside Elton John, performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and accompanied Josh Groban as a backup singer on two national tours.⁣

    In this interview, we discuss:
    The intersection of opera, voice, and SLP
    How Sean's identities influence his perspective
    The importance of diversity and cultural responsiveness,
    Internalized racism
    Advice for people interested in the field
    And more!

    Sean's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seanny55/
    Jordyn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrc_theslp/

    Watch interview clips on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoqKLAGVOYl-zXJpDqB1DSQ

    Shop diverse materials, helpful handouts, and apparel with a message here: https://www.jrctheslp.com/shop

    • 55 min
    SLP Summit Review (Winter 2021)

    SLP Summit Review (Winter 2021)

    In this episode, Jordyn discusses her experience with her recent SLP Summit presentation!

    She reviews all aspects, from audience size to the access SLP Summit provides for SLPs, and even goes through some of her feedback live!

    Watch the episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoqKLAGVOYl-zXJpDqB1DSQ

    Purchase Jordyn's presentation--Use Your CCC: Cultural Responsiveness, Connection, and Communication
    https://www.jrctheslp.com/shop?Collection=Courses+%26+Presentations

    Purchase Wes' presentation--Transgender Cultural Responsiveness for Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists
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    SLP in Politics T-Shirt:  https://www.jrctheslp.com/product-page/slp-in-politics-t-shirt

    • 12 min
    The Unconventional SLP2Be: An Interview With Jayah Washington

    The Unconventional SLP2Be: An Interview With Jayah Washington

    Jayah Washington is a graduate student, children's book author, SLP-A, HBCU grad, and so much more!
    We cover so much in this 20 minutes! Including, but not limited to:
    Jayah's HBCU experienceWorking as a travel SLP-AHow Jayah found support in new placesStaying organized and productive virtuallyAuthorship: The Jayda and Jayden seriesThe lack of diverse books and materialsProfessional fashion tipsAnd more!Watch episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoqKLAGVOYl-zXJpDqB1DSQ

    Follow Jayah @thatssojayah and be sure to check out @jaydajaydenseries!

    Follow Jordyn @JRC_theSLP
    Shop: jrctheslp.com/shop

    • 21 min

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This topic is so important for all slps. And this podcast is so important in general. Jordyn brings to light, puts it out in the open where we can’t ignore- that this profession is so white and doesn’t reflect the students we serve. As a white slp, I hope that white slps can be allies and accomplices and help diversify our profession. We need to take action to get these changes made. Because it starts at entry into college and before.

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