Program Details:

Working with Culturally-Linguistically Diverse Children with Communication Disorders

This goal of this project is to support speech-language pathologists who work with culturally-linguistically diverse children with communication disorders. Many of these children are
immigrants or children of immigrants. Because of language-cultural barriers (e.g., parents’ limited English proficiency; stigma surrounding diagnosis of developmental disorders), many immigrant families are reluctant to seek professional services or do not receive appropriate assessment and intervention. In line with the strategic imperative of positively impact humanity, this project addresses the challenges that speech-language pathologists have when providing assessment and intervention to the culturally-linguistically diverse children in the community. There are three stages in this project: (1) developing sustainable evidence-based training materials that support clinicians working with diverse learners and their families, (2) hands-on training provide for SLPs, and (3) facilitating SLPs using the materials in their workplace.

Hands-on training sessions will be held in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences between January to May, 2019. Community SLPs who attend the hands-on training sessions are encouraged to use the evidence-based training materials in their work place. The materials will be available for community SLPs in May, 2019.

This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group.


On Campus

  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Department of

Program Contact

Pui Fong Kan
Associate Professor

Program Categories


  • Diversity
  • Education (Pre-K/Early Learning)
  • Social Sciences

Program Types:

  • Clinical Services
  • Professional Development - Other
  • Workshop


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Special Needs Individuals
  • Students - ESL
  • Teachers - Elementary School

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