The Asian Immigrant in the Health-Care Setting Although there is little reliable data on the incidence of communication disorders among culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the United States, it is estimated that 6.2 million culturally-diverse Americans have communication disorders (Castrogiovanni, 2005). One of the subgroups, the Asian American population, is growing rapidly with projections to ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2005
The Asian Immigrant in the Health-Care Setting
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  • Edith Li
    Aphasia and Neurogenic Disorders California State University, Fullerton
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Article   |   October 01, 2005
The Asian Immigrant in the Health-Care Setting
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2005, Vol. 12, 21-26. doi:10.1044/cds12.3.21
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2005, Vol. 12, 21-26. doi:10.1044/cds12.3.21
Although there is little reliable data on the incidence of communication disorders among culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the United States, it is estimated that 6.2 million culturally-diverse Americans have communication disorders (Castrogiovanni, 2005). One of the subgroups, the Asian American population, is growing rapidly with projections to reach 16 million by the year 2015. The large increase is due primarily to the relaxation of immigration laws in 1975, resulting in a fivefold increase in Asian Americans from 1973 to 1993. Because of this trend, many persons of Asian heritage are foreign-born (Sue & Sue, 1999).
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