Improving Cultural Competence in Undergraduate Students Culture transcends all aspects of communication (Singelis & Brown, 1995). Therefore, individuals working in the area of communicative disorders must understand the influence of an individual’s culture on his or her communication. ASHA requires individuals applying for the certificate of clinical competence in audiology to take coursework in the ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2007
Improving Cultural Competence in Undergraduate Students
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  • Sherrill R. Morris
    Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
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Article   |   October 01, 2007
Improving Cultural Competence in Undergraduate Students
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2007, Vol. 10, 2-5. doi:10.1044/ihe10.2.2
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2007, Vol. 10, 2-5. doi:10.1044/ihe10.2.2
Culture transcends all aspects of communication (Singelis & Brown, 1995). Therefore, individuals working in the area of communicative disorders must understand the influence of an individual’s culture on his or her communication. ASHA requires individuals applying for the certificate of clinical competence in audiology to take coursework in the “study of auditory disorders and habilitative/re-habilitative procedures across the life span and in culturally diverse populations.” Additionally, individuals applying for the certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology must “demonstrate the ability to integrate information pertaining to normal and abnormal human development across the life span, including basic communication processes and the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on communication” (ASHA, 2005).
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