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Understanding Different Cultural Norms

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LOCATION:  ZOOM WEBINAR - Links will be sent to you via email with your handouts for the session.

Presenter: Dr. MariLuz Genao

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

We do not accept on-site registration or substitutions. ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY at

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area

LISHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .3 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.



Dr. MariLuz Genao will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation. 


Dr. MariLuz Genao has no non-financial relationships to report.


Zoom Webinar

Workshop Coordinator

Emily M. Santamarina, M.A., CCC-SLP, LISHA Vice President


This workshop is designed to provide educational professionals with an understanding of and sensitivity to other cultural norms outside of their general experiences; To enhance educational professional’s working relationships with families and students from different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic status backgrounds.


After receiving dual teaching certificates through her undergraduate studies, MariLuz began her graduate studies through St. Joseph’s College to become a developmental specialist in 2011. She earned an Advanced Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University in 2013, TESOL certificate through Molloy College in 2017, and a doctoral degree at St. John’s University in 2018.  English is MariLuz’s second language.  MariLuz has work experiences that stem from the neonatal unit at Stony Brook University, Bilingual Special Education Itinerant Teacher, Early Intervention services (ABA therapy, Family Training, Special Education Instruction, and Teacher Consultation), to general, special education, ESL classroom experiences across Long Island schools and Syracuse inner city schools.  MariLuz’s passion and expertise is in tackling disproportionality through building culturally and linguistically sensitive administrative, instructional, and evaluation systems.

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**

Learning Objectives

1.    Describe different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic status backgrounds.
2.    Explain how to enhance their professional working relationships with families and students from diverse backgrounds.
3.    Tell  how this information can be applied to enhance their clinical judgment during disability evaluations.


5:30-5:45  Registration and Light Refreshments
5:45-6:30  Disproportionality Overview and Activity
6:30-6:45  Demographic Breakdown of Long Island’s Different Cultural, Linguistic, and Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds.
6:45-7:15  Enhancing your Professional Working Relationships with Families and Students with Diverse Backgrounds
7:15-7:30  BREAK 
7:30-8:00  Special Education and Disability from other Cultural Perspectives 
8:00-8:30  Clinical Judgment during Disability Evaluations 
8:30-8:45  Other Considerations and Tips for Service Providers
8:45-9:00  Questions and Answers


Confirmation of registration can be obtained at or E-mail at


If a cancellation of your registration becomes necessary, we respectfully request that it be submitted in writing to When cancelling, please advise as soon as possible to ensure members on the waitlist can be accommodated. 


Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must complete the CEU form and hand it in at the completion of the workshop.


Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. Paper handouts will NOT be available at the workshop.





May 7th, 2020 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
United States
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $ 50.00

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