Say What? Evaluating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations

We live in a specific part of the world that is shaped by the cultures and heritages of the groups of people who make up our everyday encounters. Social interactions and engaging in dialogue are prone to the influence of our implicit biases. These implicit biases often position ourselves in a way that limits our appreciation of individual variation. Check out the slides from the workshop sponsored by the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Worcester State University held on April 9, 2021 here. In this workshop I provide an overview of cultural and linguistic diversity, reasons why oral language assessment can be challenging, and methods to ensure that you go beyond static assessment in your clinical practice, school-based evaluations or research with CLD populations. In addition to the resources provided during the workshop, here is an added list of supplemental research.

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