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SLP Course Details

Course # 3186
Supporting Understanding of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Issues for the School SLP: Fundamentals and Resources (Part I)

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Course Abstract

As CLD numbers increase nationally, SLPs are being called upon to answer questions and provide services to students learning English as a second language, with little if any, formal training. This session (part one of a two-part series*) is designed to provide SLPs with vital skills and knowledge needed to respond to the unique needs of CLD students. SLP roles and responsibilities will be examined within the context of legislation, ethics, and scope of practice. Second language acquisition stages and characteristics, as well as acculturation, are the focus for this session.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on November 14, 2008


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to identify core documents and legislation that guide SLP practice for CLD students.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to identify stages and characteristics of second language acquisition.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to identify stages of acculturation and their influence on language learning.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Demographics
15-45 Minutes Terminology
45-60 Minutes Federal Mandates
60-90 Minutes Ethical Considerations and Scope of Practice
90-115 Minutes Second Language Acquisition
115-120 Minutes Questions & Answers

Average Rating

(64 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Ana on October 22, 2012
A thorough presentation of bilingual information.
Review by: Lori on October 16, 2012
I rate this course as excellent because it helped me better understand issues that may pertain to performance of students in this type of student population on my caseload.
Review by: Matthew on October 15, 2012
understand how to better approach these students if I see them as outpatients.
Review by: Kimberly on June 27, 2012
The information provided is immediately applicable in practice
Review by: Margaret on May 30, 2012
I thought the instructor did a great job kept the focus on the cultural background, needs, and abilities of the student/child and how language and communication is influenced by them.
Review by: Charisse on April 24, 2012
Very informative. Practical suggestions for SLP's and teachers.
Review by: Dustra on April 13, 2012
The teachr was very enthusicatic and through in some areas
Review by: Olga on April 12, 2012
Content was excellent and extremely worthwhile. Slides on pdf were legible & clear. Yay! Delivery was slow.
Review by: Leisha on March 16, 2012
Not only did it review typical second language acquisition stages but used teacher friendly/familiar terminology.
Review by: Heidi on March 6, 2012
Great examples of all the stages. Wonderful information to present to classroom teachers.
Review by: Joy on February 26, 2012
A clear presentation and meaningful material useful in my practice.
Review by: Judith on February 13, 2012
As an ELL District Coordinator who also is an SLP, it was interesting to hear this term CLD, a term that is never used in the ELL literature for ELD teachers or classroom teachers...that was my take away.
Review by: Vija on February 3, 2012
Very relevant considering I work for Chicago Public Schools
Review by: Lisa on December 29, 2011
the information provided was very informative however i found it difficult to follow at times with all the information provided
Review by: Debbie on December 23, 2011
It was functional information that I can apply
Review by: Kimberly on November 18, 2011
The topic is so critical and the presenter was clear.

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Course Presenter

elenny tuleta

Elenny Tuleta, M.A., CCC-SLP

Elenny has a knowledge base that is grounded in both Linguistics (B.S. The Ohio State University, with studies at the University of Lyon, France) and Communication Sciences (M.A., Case Western Reserve University). Elenny also holds an M.A. in Educational Administration and certification for Teaching English as a Second Language. She has worked in the public school setting in programs for English Language Learners, and as a fully accredited SLP. Currently, she is the Language Services Department Head for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools. With her background in both regular education and special education, Elenny continually strives to bridge understanding between professionals in the area of cultural and linguistic diversity.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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