Megan-Brette Hamilton Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a pioneer in reframing how research and clinical communities talk about dialectal variation. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and her ASHA Leader article on African American English (AAE), which has garnered over 20,000 downloads. Megan-Brette has a passion for celebrating culture, language, and communication differences and inspires others to do the same on her podcast. She also blogs, develops resources, teaches, consults, and trains on AAE, culturally responsive practices, and effective communication. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.