7-24-17 Supporting the Diverse Caseloads of SLP
The make-up of speech-language pathologists in the United States do not match the make-up of the United States population. As a result, we all have the opportunity to work with people from linguistic backgrounds that do not match our own. This session will serve as a guide and resource for working with those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This session will also provide information for children with diagnosed speech-language impairments living in poverty. From a clinical standpoint, it is imperative to understand the behavioral and academic (e.g., oral language development, literacy skills) outcomes of those living in low-socioeconomic environments. And, finally, this session will provide literacy-based interventions to support those from diverse populations. Participants will walk away energized with information and specific strategies for speech and language interventions.
Location: North East Christian Church