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It's Episode 1 of Season 2!
In this episode, I speak with a speech-language pathologist colleague and friend, Jerrold Jackson. He spoke about the many projects he's involved in, his eclectic ways of being, and the roles that identities play in his life. Jerrold shared so much of his journey with us that I know you will not only learn from this episode, but be inspired to just be...YOU. His conversation led me to highlight the idea of privilege, intersecting identities, and in his words, "Identity starts with I."
Jerrold Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP, is an Owner of and the Director of Health Professions and Specialized Services with the Roundtree Group, PLLC which provides programmatic development consultation, professional mentoring, speech-language, assistive technology, and educational evaluation services. He received his bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Southern University and A&M College, a Historically Black College and University, and his master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Jerrold is an advocate for culturally responsive practices and has a range of professional experiences in private practice, universities, and public schools. His professional roles have involved work as a(n) clinical fellow mentor, assistive technology specialist, special education coordinator, special education director, university SLP program clinical coordinator, SLP graduate program coordinator, faculty member, and consultant. Jerrold has presented nationally by invitation on topics related to supervision, mentorship, interprofessional education/collaboration, school-based supports, and culturally responsive practices. As an active professional volunteer at the local, state, and national levels, Jerrold serves as a member of the ASHA Council for Clinical Certification in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, an ASHA CAA site visitor, and was appointed as the Chair of the SLPA Scope of Practice Ad hoc Committee by the ASHA Board of Directors. He is also active with the National Black Association for Speech-Language Hearing serving on the NBASLH Cares Committee and as the Chair of the TSHA Diversity Committee (formed in June 2020). Jerrold was honored in 2021 by being selected to join the “Cohort Trois” of the Southern University Alumni Federation’s 40 Under Forty Award. The 40 Under Forty Awards recognize Southernites, under the age of 40, who have made significant contributions to their professional disciplines, local communities and/or the preservation of Southern University. Feel free to connect with Jerrold and the Roundtree Group on the web (www.roundtreegroup.org) or on social media platforms IG, Twitter, and Facebook (@roundtreegroup).
Music for this episode is Like Honey by Dr. Delight provided by soundstripe.com.
Cover artwork and design by Katrina Langland and Eloise Stewart.
Here are some interesting resources to check out that highlight privilege and identity:
5 main types of privilege
Privilege...What does it mean? - great examples here!
Finally, Big 8 identities
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