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Multilingual Matters for Monolingual SLPs: Best Practice 101

Course: #5699Level: Introductory 1 Hour 42 Reviews

This course is an overview of the linguistic and cultural considerations all SLPs must take when working with patients/clients who are bilingual, bidialectal, or speak English as a second language, even when managing such cases in English. Common pitfalls, myths, and resources will be reviewed.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify common areas of mismanagement of multilingual speakers.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list requisite cultural and linguistic competencies for managing multilingual speakers, even when treating in English.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list competencies for managing phonological, speech, and feeding issues in multilingual speakers.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to cite important resources for managing multilingual patients and students.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe benefits and characteristics of multilingual functioning and development.


0-5 Minutes Introduction & Overview
5-10 Minutes Dispelling Myths
10-20 Minutes Cultural & Linguistic Competence
20-35 Minutes Distinguishing Disorder form Difference
35-50 Minutes Language Assessment & Management Considerations
50-55 Minutes Speech & Swallowing Considerations
55-60 Minutes Conclusions & Q&A


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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Introductory Level

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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