Clinical Considerations for Clients From CLD Backgrounds
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This Perspectives course focuses on clinical considerations for working with children and
adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Topics presented
include (a) effects of clear speech on perceptions of accentedness in American English,
(b) ethnographic interviewing in clinical practice, (c) language errors in bilinguals under
background noise and quiet conditions, and (d) assessment of speech sound disorders
in school-aged children from CLD backgrounds.
You will be able to:
- describe the effect of clear speech on intelligibility, ease of understanding, and
accentedness of nonnative speakers of American English
- explain the role of cultural competence in service delivery in the discipline of
communication sciences and disorders
- explain why bilinguals may exhibit difficulty accurately interpreting speech in the
presence of background noise
- describe the steps as part of an assessment of speech sound disorders for
school-aged children from multilingual backgrounds
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.