Turkish: Linguistic and Cultural Considerations for SLPs in Multilingual Contexts Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) around the world are likely to provide clinical services to Turkish speaking people with communication disorders. Most non-Turkish SLPs are not fluent in Turkish as a second language to serve bilingual or minority clients. This paper introduces the reader to basic information about the Turkish language and ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2014
Turkish: Linguistic and Cultural Considerations for SLPs in Multilingual Contexts
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  • Seyhun Topbaş
    Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Financial Disclosure: Seyhun Topbaş is a Professor and Faculty of Health Sciences at Anadolu University.
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Article   |   December 01, 2014
Turkish: Linguistic and Cultural Considerations for SLPs in Multilingual Contexts
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, December 2014, Vol. 21, 96-104. doi:10.1044/cds21.3.96
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, December 2014, Vol. 21, 96-104. doi:10.1044/cds21.3.96

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) around the world are likely to provide clinical services to Turkish speaking people with communication disorders. Most non-Turkish SLPs are not fluent in Turkish as a second language to serve bilingual or minority clients. This paper introduces the reader to basic information about the Turkish language and culture, followed by considerations for clinicians working with Turkish-speaking clients and their families.

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