Cultural Considerations for Speech-Language Therapy
Course Type: PDF White Paper
Improve your interactions with families and clients and dramatically impact therapy outcomes.
There are nine parameters that can be used to characterize cultures, including (1) the value placed on individualism versus collectivism, (2) views of time and space, (3) roles of men and women, (4) concepts of class and status, (5) values, (6) language, (7) rituals, (8) the significance of work, and (9) beliefs about health.
By understanding these cultural parameters we improve the relationships with our families and how we interact professionally.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs
(Related area, Introductorylevel).
Participants will be able to:
- Describe common cultural characteristics of the Latino community
- List the nine parameters that can be used to characterize cultures
- Discuss the importance of developing knowledge about other cultures to optimize patient outcomes
- Identify ways to facilitate culturally familiar environments to maximize success in treatment