Speech & Hearing Sciences | Language Diversity and Clinical Practice
S536 | 3913 | Anderson


This course will examine the effects of cultural and linguistic diversity
on current clinical practice in speech-language pathology.  Both
assessment and intervention issues will be considered.  Included within
the course are topics such as the relationship between language, culture
and thought, cross-cultural communication, bilingual language development,
non-biased assessment, and intervention principles for working with
non-mainstream groups.  Lecture and class discussion formats will be
followed, with the use of actual clinical case studies that are relevant
for the topics being covered.  A reading packet will be available.  Course
requirements include weekly in-class and out-of-class assignments, test
critique and modification for non-mainstream populations, and a final
project.