This course discusses clinical considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment when working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Speakers focus on Black, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and LGBTQIAP+ populations, though principles can be applied to other cultural groups. The course addresses cultural perspectives on stuttering, influence of dialect and bilingualism, family dynamics, stigma, standardized testing, language sampling, counseling, and treatment activities. Speakers explore the importance of clinicians considering the impact of their own implicit biases as well as ways to enhance and deliver culturally responsive services for clients who stutter.
This course is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of courses developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This course was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
You will be able to:
- Identify clinical considerations for culturally and linguistically diverse children suspected or diagnosed with stuttering
- Describe aspects of diversity within Black, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and LGBTQIAP+ populations
- Identify cultural and linguistic diversity considerations and culturally responsive practices for working with adults who stutter
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.
More Courses in This Series
View all the SIGnature Series courses, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or for a la carte purchase.
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.