How can the SLP provide accurate and effective intervention that recognizes the diverse backgrounds of their diverse caseloads?
Posted by Pui Fong Kan on April 11, 2007 3:29 PM | Permalink
It does seem overwhelming, doesn't it! But it can be done! And it will take time to feel comfortable with clients who come from such different cultures. This is where continuing education comes in. The more that SLPs continue to learn about intervention strategies, materials, and possible outcomes, the easier it becomes;your confidence level increases and you know you are making a difference with this population even though you don't speak their primary language. Today there are many books, articles, workshops, and materials available. ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs is a fantastic resource. I'm from Texas. Please visit our state association website at www.txsha.org and follow the Diversity Issues link for information from SLP working with this population.
April 11, 2007 6:05 PM
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