Cultural competence can be defined as the knowledge and skills a provider requires in order to meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of clients, patients, and/or students while providing impactful services.
This micro course examines a scenario involving a speech-language pathology graduate student with a fluency disorder and his clinical supervisor. The presenter shares the scenario, provides context, and then walks you through a guided reflection to help you explore questions related to cultural competence, like, “What are ways I can obtain information about the cultural traditions, preferences, and experiences of a client, patient, or student?” and “How can I partner with them to gain this essential information?”
This course is the first in a series of four micro courses meant to be taken together, which explore the ways in which culture plays a critical role in every part of our work and how our own individual cultures can, and do, influence our clinical practice.
The scenario in this course comes from the book Exploring Cultural Responsiveness: Guided Scenarios for Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Professionals.
You will be able to:
- Define cultural competence
- Identify the cultural variables present in situations to set the stage for personal reflection
of guided reflection framework
“I Stutter and Have an Accent. Can I Be Your SLP?”
and personal reflection
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.
Fleming Hamilton, MS, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers), is a bilingual
(Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist who works with the Minneapolis
Public Schools. She specializes in bilingual assessment in early childhood
populations, bilingual clinical education and supervision, and multicultural
assessment and intervention. She was the 2019 president of the Minnesota
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, served on the ASHA Speech-Language
Pathology Advisory Council and the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board, and
currently serves on the ASHA Board of Ethics.
compensation from ASHA for this presentation
speech-language pathologist (Spanish/English), Minneapolis Public
of Exploring Cultural Responsiveness: Guided Scenarios for
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Professionals
a member of the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board
of the ASHA Board of Ethics
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by
March 1, 2028.
History and CE Information
origination date: January 24, 2022
End date: March 1,
This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).