Yvette D. Hyter
Yvette D. Hyter, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Professor Emerita of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, focuses on the influences of culture on communication development with emphasis in social pragmatic communication in children who speak African American English and children with histories of maltreatment. She developed a social pragmatic communication assessment battery for young children. Dr. Hyter has expertise in culturally responsive and globally sustainable practices; co-teaches study-abroad courses about causes and consequences of globalization on systems, policies, and practices; has published articles underscoring the need for conceptual frameworks guiding practice in culturally responsive and globally sustainable ways; and served in national and international leadership positions regarding global practice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Currently Dr. Hyter is the owner of Language and Literacy Practices, LLC. through which she provides culturally and linguistically responsive, and trauma informed assessments, interventions and educational consultations in the U. S. and around the world.