Dr. Elie applied her expertise in the area of Speech Language Pathology to discuss learning styles and how language skills not only affect classroom performance, but also personal and professional future endeavors. The learning styles workshop was two-fold, teachers were presented with alternative methods to deliver lessons and were able to identify unique learners. The teachers also identified their own teaching and learning styles. This brought about a lot of discussion as the teachers recognized the importance of implementing various methods of instruction in the classroom to ensure student success.
The visit is part of the university’s mission to increase its international outreach and work in world affairs.
Martine Elie, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a first generation Haitian American. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and currently oversees the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic where she serves as the clinic director and faculty. She has presented at a number of different conferences on topics such as Ethnic Identification, Code Switching In Haitian Creole, Bilingualism And Stuttering, The Cultural And Linguistic Variables Of The Haitian Population, The Influence Of Haitian Creole On English, Health Literacy, Assessment Of Haitian Creole Children, Language And Literacy, Disability: Implications For Haiti As A Result Of The Earthquake, The Performance Of African American English And Haitian Creole Speakers On Tests Of Language Ability, and Winning Partnerships: How To Generate Revenue While Training Graduate Clinicians. Dr. Elie has been part of the Howard University Alternative Spring Break- Haiti and the Howard University Haiti Relief Committee since 2010.