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Speech and Language Assessment in Multicultural Populations (WEB17211)

Presenter(s): Ellen Stubbe Kester, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Assessing individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be challenging. This webinar gives SLPs the tools and processes needed to confidently make diagnostic decisions for their students and clients from diverse backgrounds. The webinar evaluates formal assessment tools and describes effective informal assessment approaches that can help SLPs confidently tease apart difference from disorder.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • identify characteristics consistent with language development in English language learners from different language backgrounds
  • utilize a framework to enhance understanding of speech and language patterns in English language learners from different language backgrounds
  • evaluate formal testing instruments for multicultural populations
  • analyze and interpret results from informal assessment approaches
  • describe expected versus unexpected errors

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB17211
Available Through: August 17, 2023