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Race, Equity and Walking the Walk: Championing for racial healing by intentionally interrogating history intentionally and examining personal blind-spots boldly
Self-control is the ability and skill that enables our willingness to cooperate with others while sacrificing in the moment, which in return, ensures our future success. A healthy prefrontal system enables individuals to readjust behaviors, reappraise emotional and affective states, while redirecting behaviors and actions to produce favorable outcomes for the future-self and for others. Evidence from neuroscience and cognitive psychology suggests that Executive Function skills are highly malleable and are sensitive to training by cultivating future-forward emotions. This presentation discusses effective and evidence-based strategies that improve future-oriented reasoning and emotional regulation during gratification postponement processes such that children and adults can effectively predict performance challenges and handle mistakes while keeping in mind the needs of the future-self.
Against the backdrop of long-standing systemic racism and amid the upheaval of the global pandemic, the essential questions about race, equity and equality in United states has once again taken the center stage. Historically, while the field of speech-language pathology and audiology has largely been homogenous and while tasked to serve the needs of underrepresented communities, many experience discomfort around the conversation about race, diversity, and inequality which can and does have an impact on the students, professionals, and consumers alike.
Join Sucheta Kamath and discover how becoming an equity champion is an active process of gathering accurate historic information, committing to confronting present-day inequities, and shifting perspectives through open dialogues in bold spaces. By examining the development of one’s own racial identity and race-socialization, speech-language pathologists and audiologists can become the greatest “anti-racist ally” who feel equipped to champion for racial healing with urgency, energy, and care in their professional as well as personal work.
About Sucheta Kamath, CEO & Founder, ExQ:
Sucheta Kamath, is an award-winning speech-language pathologist, a TEDx speaker, and a tech-entrepreneur who has created ExQ®; a 100% digital, patented and cloud-based curriculum for middle and high school students designed to assess, personalize, and build Executive Function skills through games, error analysis, and metacognitive lessons. Sucheta has also built an ExQ Teacher Academy with in-depth training and expansive resources for K-12 educators. She is the host of the Full PreFrontal®: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function; where her invited guests range from neuroscientists, researchers, educators, SLPs, sociologists, anthropologists, journalists, and even business leaders.
For more than 13 years, Sucheta has had a daily contemplative practice and is currently working on completing the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with a focus on DEI with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
Finally, Sucheta is deeply committed to volunteerism and while serving on many boards she prioritizes her work through the lens of Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. For the past four years, she has founded and currently runs (along with her GSHA colleagues) GSHA Gives!, a free communication and Executive Function job-readiness training program for previously homeless, incarcerated, and disenfranchised men returning to building a meaningful life in the inner-city Atlanta.
In her spare time, Sucheta loves to read, cook and travel the world with her husband and their two sons.