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Multicultural Issues in SLP


3.0 Credit, 3 Lecture, 0 Lab
Speech and language assessment and intervention with persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Specific topics include cultural diversity, bilingualism, and use of interpreters/translators.

Language Differences vs. Disorders

Contrast language difference with language disorder for the purpose of determining whether a child from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CLD) background is a typical or atypical language learner. 

Cultural Influences

Describe the influence of culture on learning and behavior, with particular emphasis on the educational context.

Cultural Influences on Diagnosis

Identify cultural factors (e.g., interactional styles) that may influence assessment outcomes and give the appearance of impairment.

Intervention Procedures

Describe several intervention procedures that would be effective with students with language impairment from CLD backgrounds.

Bilingual Language Learning

Demonstrate knowledge of typical second language learning processes.