Why Is Yogurt Good for You? Because It Has Live Cultures Learning about and understanding any culture different from our own can be a daunting task. Cultural sensitivity and competence are a necessity for clinicians and researchers given the increasingly diverse clientele served by speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language and hearing scientists. So, where does one begin when attempting to ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2004
Why Is Yogurt Good for You? Because It Has Live Cultures
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Article   |   December 01, 2004
Why Is Yogurt Good for You? Because It Has Live Cultures
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2004, Vol. 13, 17-20. doi:10.1044/aac13.4.17
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2004, Vol. 13, 17-20. doi:10.1044/aac13.4.17
Learning about and understanding any culture different from our own can be a daunting task. Cultural sensitivity and competence are a necessity for clinicians and researchers given the increasingly diverse clientele served by speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language and hearing scientists. So, where does one begin when attempting to understand and becoming aware of the many cultural variables that can influence a clinical interaction? Through this article, we hope to answer this question by providing a framework for understanding cultural diversity and the dire need for cultural competence in our professions.
The goal of this article is to stimulate discussion and reflection about diversity-related issues, including, for example, differences in clients’ perceptions of and attitudes towards using an AAC device.
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