DOI: 10.30707/TLCSD5.3.1649037688.653292">

The creation of a multicultural foundational course: From research to practice

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Special Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders


The American Speech Language Hearing Association requires that multicultural content be included in graduate communication and sciences disorders programs. However, there is a paucity of research on the ways that this is achieved. The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail a multicultural course created from best practices gathered from research literature, conference presentations, and syllabi sources in communication sciences and disorders and share student reflections of the created course. Student feedback from this study shows that foundational courses can improve cultural competency but careful consideration of discussion format and time dedicated to communities should take place.

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DOI: 10.30707/TLCSD5.3.1649037688.653292