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Cultural And Linguistic Diversity CEU Courses for SLPs

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Inclusivity and Technology: Tools and Strategies SLPs Should Know
Presented by Joan Green, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #10839Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
Cutting-edge technologies, apps and devices that enhance spoken and written communication, cognition and productivity for SLP clients are described in this course. The SETT (Student/Environment/Tasks/Tools) framework and Universal Design concepts are discussed in relation to tech tools and techniques that can foster success and enhance the lives of neurodiverse students and adults across all environments.

Supporting Monolingual and Multilingual Children’s Phonological Development
Presented by Sharynne McLeod, PhD, FASSA, FRSN, SPA Life Member, ASHA Honors, CPSP, Board Certified Specialist-Child Language
Course: #10849Level: Intermediate1 Hour
By age 5, most children worldwide have acquired most consonants, vowels (and tones), and are intelligible. Respectful assessments that analyze children’s speech in all their home languages, and consider standard and dialect forms relevant to the child’s family, are described in this course. Free, evidence-based resources to support SLPs working with monolingual and multilingual children are also shared.

Phonological Intervention for Multilingual Children: Expanding the Cycles Approach
Presented by Raul F. Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP, PNAP
Course: #10717Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Implementation of a Cycles pattern-oriented approach for multilingual children with highly unintelligible speech is described in this course. Topics include: speech-sound intervention practices for Spanish-English speakers and speakers of other languages, including recommendations for monolingual clinicians; target selection; and strategies for working with families.

Neurodiversity: Navigating Scenarios Using a Neurodiversity-Affirming Approach
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course: #10693Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Neurodiversity, neurodivergence, and neurodiversity (ND)-affirming approaches are discussed in this course. Strengths-based assessment, goals and supports that characterize ND-affirming approaches are described. Case scenarios are presented to exemplify ways to help those who are neurodivergent succeed in school and clinical settings.

Ethical and Effective Use of Language Interpreters
Presented by Renee Lacourciere, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10687Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
The effective utilization of language interpreters, with emphasis on the importance of ensuring access for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, is described in this course. Definitions and dimensions of language interpretation, and legal and ethical considerations based on the ASHA Code of Ethics and federal laws, are discussed. A case study demonstrates application of this information to real-world scenarios.

Multiple Generations In The Workplace: Effective Communication To Enhance Diversity
Presented by Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #1033874Level: Introductory1 Hour
The importance of understanding the different generations in the workplace, in order to promote satisfaction and facilitate their ability to work together in harmony, is discussed in this course. The varying characteristics of the generations and ways to effectively communicate with and manage individuals with differing generational viewpoints are described.

Morphology and Syntax: The Case for Improving Outcomes
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10644Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The importance of assessment and intervention targeting morphology and syntax and the subsequent impact on student literacy outcomes are discussed in this course. Assessment tools and treatment activities that address these areas, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity considerations, are described.

Culturally-Responsive Accent Management: Conducting Meaningful Assessments
Presented by Amee P. Shah, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #10643Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
Use of the Comprehensive Assessment of Articulation and Intelligibility (CAAI) to conduct culturally-responsive, systematic and comprehensive assessment of foreign-accented speech is addressed in this course. Discussion includes procedures for analyzing 22 areas of speech and language, computing and interpreting scores, and using the results to formulate meaningful goals, plan treatment and evaluate outcomes.

Culturally-Responsive Accent Management: Beyond Controversy
Presented by Amee P. Shah, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #10570Level: Introductory1.5 Hours
The Comprehensive Assessment of Articulation and Intelligibility (CAAI), a research-based, data-driven approach to accent management, and its use in screening, assessment, goal setting, and progress monitoring are described in this course. The need for cultural responsiveness, bias awareness and adherence to principles of anti-racist communication when providing these services is also discussed.

Ethics of Accent Modification
Presented by Robert McKinney, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #10505Level: Introductory1.5 Hours
Targeted phonological instruction (i.e., “accent modification”) provided by SLPs may help non-native speaking adults communicate more effectively in their new language, but can also prompt ethical concerns. The nature of accents, their connection to linguistic discrimination, and best practices for ethical provision of elective accent modification services are discussed in this course.

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