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Clinical Considerations for Children and Adults From CLD Backgrounds (WEBS1421416)

Course Description

The theme for this Perspectives course is clinical considerations in assessment of children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and providing culturally supporting treatment settings. Topics include (a) acoustic parameters of retroflex sounds, (b) the two-question method for assessing gender identity, (c) assessment recommendations for new language learners, and (d) creating culturally supportive settings to foster literacy development.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe acoustic parameters that distinguish retroflex sounds
  • explain the two-question method for assessing gender identity
  • describe assessment strategies for domains such as semantics, morphology, syntax, and narratives
  • describe four key guiding principles for culturally supportive settings

Articles in This Course

  1. Acoustics of Retroflex Sounds in Hindi and Other Languages by Taniya Chawla and Kimberly M. Meigh, published in SIG 14, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 30, 2020
  2. Toward More Inclusive Gender Identity Measurement in Speech, Language, and Hearing Practice and Research by Brandon Merritt, published in SIG 14, Volume 5, Issue 6, December 17, 2020
  3. Developing Evidence-Based Assessment to Prevent Over- or Underidentification of Disorders for New Language Learners by Sandra Levey, Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, and Diana Almodovar, published in SIG 14, Volume 5, Issue 4, August 17, 2020
  4. Creating Culturally Supportive Settings That Foster Literacy Development: Guidance for SLPs by Carrie Knight, Kyomi Gregory, and Kristin Nellenbach, published in SIG 14, Volume 6, Issue 4, August 20, 2021

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: 3
ASHA CEU*: 0.3
Item #(s): WEBS1421416
Available Through: October 15, 2026