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Communication Disorders in Multicultural Population in the 21st Century

4.0 Hours

Course Description

This course was designed to provided speech-language pathology professionals with an overview of cultural and linguistic variables that may impact the diagnosis and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children and adults. In addition this course provided information regarding the differences between communication disordered and communication difference. Finally this course provided an overview of the potential limitations of standardized testing for CLD populations.

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Summarize and critically evaluate/analyze the cross-cultural differences in communication styles of various cultural groups and how these differences can impact speech-language services.
List cultural and linguistic variables that may impact speech-language services to members of specific culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) groups.
Contrast the differences between communication differences and communication disorders in CLD populations.
List appropriate techniques for treatment of CLD children and/or adults with speech-language disorder.
Identify potential limitations of standardized tests with CLD clients.
About Presenters

Katrina Miller


Katrina Miller's commitment to communication empowerment spans 25 plus years and has improved the lives of countless patients, as well as the over 300 novice speech-language pathologists she has trained. As a college professor, Dr. Miller founded the Neurogenic Aphasia Group affectionately know as "NAG", to provide group speech therapy to Durham residents living with aphasia as the result of strokes or traumatic brain injuries. This program provides culturally diverse graduate level speech-language pathology students the opportunity to be trained and educated in the area of adult neurogenics. A highly sought national and international speaker and teacher, Dr. Miller recently spent several months in China where she created a summer program for Chinese students with communication disorders. She enjoys teaching and training young professionals across diverse backgrounds and considers it part of her life's mission to fully contribute to the field of education and speech pathology. In her spare time she enjoys live music and exploring new places.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
60 min: Cultural and linguistic variables
60 min: Cross cultural differences
60 min: Communication differences/communication disordered and diagnostic
60 min: Techniques/strategies for treating CLD populations
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Katrina Miller
Financial Katrina Miller received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Katrina Miller


Included In:
Audio Basic Professional

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