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Personnel Preparation for Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (SIG 14) (WEB19414)

Presenter(s): Jessica Berry, PhD, CCC-SLP; Belinda Daughrity, PhD, CCC-SLP; Valarie B. Fleming, PhD, CCC-SLP; Valerie E. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP; Giselle Nunez, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This course explores how instructors and clinical supervisors can address multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology practice and encourage productive discussions on difficult topics among people who may start with varied experiences and perspectives. Members of ASHA's Faculty Development Institute (AFDI) demonstrate how to incorporate culturally responsive activities and assignments into class or in-service presentations. Presenters provide self-assessment and reflection strategies and additional resources for preparing students to be socially responsive, global citizens and culturally competent clinicians.

This course is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of courses developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This course was developed by SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-class activity pertinent to cultural and linguistic diversity in communication disorders
  • Describe strategies to facilitate conversations on difficult topics (e.g., social justice, anti-racism, ableism, and the work of an SLP/audiologist)
  • Identify self-assessment and reflection methods for cultural responsiveness

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.

More Courses in This Series

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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): WEB19414
Available Through: October 01, 2025