Treatment Outcomes for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Early Intervention Populations Research indicates that close to half of infants, toddlers and preschool children enrolled in early intervention programs funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act have a communication disorder. In addition, a substantial number of children, particularly in the infant and toddler population, are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2009
Treatment Outcomes for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Early Intervention Populations
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  • Jaumeiko J. Coleman
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Early Identification & Intervention / School-Based Settings / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2009
Treatment Outcomes for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Early Intervention Populations
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2009, Vol. 16, 69-78. doi:10.1044/cds16.3.69
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2009, Vol. 16, 69-78. doi:10.1044/cds16.3.69
Abstract

Research indicates that close to half of infants, toddlers and preschool children enrolled in early intervention programs funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act have a communication disorder. In addition, a substantial number of children, particularly in the infant and toddler population, are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are charged with providing culturally-competent, evidence-based services to all clients. Given the federal, state, and local demand for accountability in practices, clinicians need guidance on treatment outcomes pertaining to the culturally and linguistically diverse early intervention populations with communication disorders.

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