Perspectives, SIG 14, Vol. 2, Part 3, 2017
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of Perspectives targeted personnel preparation methods to promote cultural competence, as well as health disparities in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community. Topics included: (a) identification of areas of disparities and barriers to services for children with ASD from diverse backgrounds and how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can help reduce some disparities; (b) a description of Project Tapestry that prepares future SLPs to differentiate linguistic differences from disorders, be sensitive to and aware of cultural differences, and communicate and implement culturally appropriate treatment plans, and; (c) a description of an interprofessional education program that included clinically oriented coursework and internships to teach SLPs to integrate evidenced-based training with practice.
You will be able
- discuss disparities in the provision of services to families of children with autism spectrum disorders
- describe some types of training related to individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- describe qualitative outcomes of an interprofessional education program program targeting cultural competence
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