SAC Webinar: Racism in Adverse Childhood Experiences

Keara Boyce, MSc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
October 27 2021
General Knowledge
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Registration deadline is October 27, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

October 27, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



SAC Members and Associates


*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.



Intended audience: Speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologists, audiology assistant, speech and hearing assistant, students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64), 

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



This webinar is intended for all clinicians and soon-to-be clinicians interested in learning about the role that speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) can have when working with children who have experienced adverse childhood events, including racism and race-based trauma. This presentation will provide a broad overview of adverse childhood events, the impacts of race-based trauma and toxic stress, the relationship between trauma and communication disorders and how S-LPs can modify their practice to provide trauma-informed care.  


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Keara Boyce, MSc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Keara Boyce is a speech-language pathologist who works in acute care in Kitchener, Ontario. She is a recent graduate from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Dalhousie University where she worked as a teaching assistant, research assistant for the Child Language Lab and completed her thesis regarding the impact of gestures on word learning. Keara was the co-chair for the Diversity Committee at Dalhousie University 2019-2021 and served as the Student Inclusion and Advocacy Representative. She also recently served on the Board of Directors for Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) as the Director-Student 2019-2021.


Accessing the Webinar

Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Note about internet: We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi-Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.


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