Guided by the 6 Principles of Culturally Responsive Practice (Verdon, 2015), this course describes the latest research on supporting multilingual and multicultural children with communication disorders. Examples of this framework in action around the world are presented, and opportunities for reflection and planning of SLPs’ own culturally responsive practice are provided.
This course meets the requirement for cultural competency training for Oregon licensees, though it is relevant to professionals in all states.
Course created on August 9, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the six principles of culturally responsive practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe their own cultural standpoint and how it influences their practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe benefits of multilingualism and universal clinical markers of communication disorders.
|5-15 Minutes||Deep dive into multilingualism|
|15-40 Minutes||Unpacking the principles of culturally responsive practice|
|40-55 Minutes||Identifying communication disorders in multilingual children|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sarah is a speech pathologist, early childhood researcher, and mother of 2 who is passionate about embracing the diversity of children from different cultures, languages, geographic areas, socioeconomic backgrounds and levels of ability to create equitable opportunities for all children to have a strong start to life and reach their full potential. Sarah’s research across five continents resulted in the development of a framework to guide culturally responsive practice when supporting culturally and linguistically diverse children with communication needs. Sarah is co-chair of The International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech consisting of 60 experts in the fields of multilingualism and child speech from 30 different countries to support professional practice with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Sarah represents Australia in the World Health Organisation Development Group for Autism Spectrum Disorder. She oversaw the development of the Speech Pathology Australia national position paper and clinical guidelines for “working in a culturally and linguistically diverse society” and hosts the “Talking Children Podcast”, a podcast designed to support caregivers and educators to give their children the best start to life. In her spare time, Sarah also applies her research and skills in a volunteer capacity as a director of the Trinh Foundation Australia, an Australian-based international not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to develop speech therapy in Vietnam.
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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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