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Gender-neutral pronouns: Yes, we should go there

This persuasive article shows us why—and how—SLPs should use gender-neutral pronouns in language therapy. 

October 8, 2021

Linguistics 101 taught us that languages change over time due to shifts in societal attitudes or interactions between different languages. Gender-neutral pronouns such as singular they/them and neopronouns such as zie/hir/hirs, xe/xem/xyr, and ey/em/eir have become much more commonly used as of late. Considering that pronouns are the second most common grammar intervention target, what should SLPs be doing here? Shotwell & Sheng offer a persuasive case for why we should teach these pronouns—and tips for how…

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