Educating Culturally Competent Clinicians: Using Multiple Perspectives to Review Curriculum Content This article evaluates a threefold approach for assessing cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) content in the core curriculum of a speech-language pathology master’s program. A standard syllabus review was supplemented with individual faculty interviews and a student-generated review of course content. The data from the three approaches were entered into ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Educating Culturally Competent Clinicians: Using Multiple Perspectives to Review Curriculum Content
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois
    Department in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Lauryn Zipse
    Department in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Charles Haynes
    Department in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Disclosure: Financial: Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois received compensation for this project through ASHA’s 2011 Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities. Lauryn Zipse is an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Charles Haynes conducted this study under course release time under ASHA’s 2011 Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities as well as an MGH-IHP Changing Course grant.
    Disclosure: Financial: Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois received compensation for this project through ASHA’s 2011 Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities. Lauryn Zipse is an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Charles Haynes conducted this study under course release time under ASHA’s 2011 Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities as well as an MGH-IHP Changing Course grant.×
    Nonfinancial: The authors have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: The authors have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
    “…in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou
    “…in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou×
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training
Article   |   October 01, 2013
Educating Culturally Competent Clinicians: Using Multiple Perspectives to Review Curriculum Content
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2013, Vol. 16, 51-62. doi:10.1044/ihe16.2.51
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2013, Vol. 16, 51-62. doi:10.1044/ihe16.2.51

This article evaluates a threefold approach for assessing cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) content in the core curriculum of a speech-language pathology master’s program. A standard syllabus review was supplemented with individual faculty interviews and a student-generated review of course content. The data from the three approaches were entered into a CLD Knowledge and Skills Matrix. Results revealed that the syllabus review did not sufficiently document CLD course content; the faculty interview and course content review provided additional perspectives necessary to interpret CLD content coverage and instructional methods. Implications for assessing CLD curricular infusion to support development of cultural competency are discussed.

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