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Speech-Language Pathologists and Culturally Competent Intervention




Mixson, Anna

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


The purpose of this study was to explore speech-language pathologists’(SLPs) demonstration of cultural competence during the intervention process. A 22-item Qualtrics survey was distributed to investigate if SLPs consider culture broadly when choosing therapy materials, if race and/or ethnicity is the most commonly considered cultural facet, and if SLPs agree to conducting research on a new student’s culture to have a better understanding of their student’s beliefs. Results indicate that SLPs consider culture prior to choosing therapeutic materials and that family structure is the most commonly chosen facet when demonstrated with a provided stimulus. Most SLPs agreed in conducting research on a multicultural client’s culture prior to intervention.