American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students in Schools

This collection of resources from ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs offers policy documents, guides and tips for addressing the needs of CLD students in schools.

Practice Issues
ASHA policy documents, a guide to dynamic assessment and special topics such as accent modification, bilingual language learners, communication difference vs. disorder and more.

English Language Learners in the Schools
ASHA policy documents, The ASHA Leader articles as well as journal articles that address ELL and ESL issues. Also included is a series of five presentations developed by ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the School Services team. These presentations may be used to educate administrators, teachers, parents and colleagues about English language learners (ELL) in the schools and the role of the SLP.

Collaborating with Interpreters and Translators
This resource includes Tips for Working with Interpreters which reviews steps to selecting an interpreter as well as strategies to use prior to, during and after a session.

The Impact of Poverty and Homelessness on Children's Oral and Literate Language: Practical Implications for Service Delivery [PDF]
A presentation by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin at the 2012 ASHA Schools Conference

Self Assessment for Cultural Competence
How culturally competent are you? Find out here.

Working with Bilingual Clients with Phonological Disorders
Inventories for Arabic, Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese as well as other ASHA resources.

Opportunities for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

For more information contact multicultural@asha.org.

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