Establishing a pedagogical framework for the multicultural course in communication sciences and disorders
Purpose: To provide an overview of a model for teaching a foundational course in multicultural (MC) issues and to demonstrate how it can be modified for use in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) by integrating 3 primary dimensions of cultural competence: awareness, knowledge, and skills. Method: This tutorial begins by establishing the need for a basic foundational course in MC issues for CSD. Next, the authors describe a framework for MC instruction developed in the field of clinical counseling. Finally, the framework is modified and applied to the implementation of an MC course in CSD. Conclusion: The MC course in CSD can provide a useful foundation for facilitating the cultural competence of students in university training programs that have infused MC material across the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's 9 content areas. © American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Multicultural course, Pedagogy, Training
Horton-Ikard, RaMonda, Maria L. Munoz, Shurita Thomas-Tate, and Yolanda Keller-Bell. "Establishing a pedagogical framework for the multicultural course in communication sciences and disorders." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2009).
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology