Speech and Hearing Sciences | Language Diversity & Clinical Practice
S536 | 0642 | Anderson, R.


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.