Spotlight on Special Interest Group 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations As of September 2014, SIG 14 has 1,712 affiliates. Last year at this time, there were 1,601. SIG 14 is looking forward to the ASHA convention! This year, SIG 14 is sponsoring the following events: Short course: Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:30–4:30 p.m., “Aphasia Services in a Diverse Society: ... SIG Spotlight
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SIG Spotlight  |   November 01, 2014
Spotlight on Special Interest Group 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
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  • Joyce L. Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, coordinator of SIG 14, is professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. joyceharris@utexas.edu
    Joyce L. Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, coordinator of SIG 14, is professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. joyceharris@utexas.edu×
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SIG Spotlight   |   November 01, 2014
Spotlight on Special Interest Group 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.19112014.np
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.19112014.np
How many affiliates does SIG 14 have now, as opposed to a year ago?
As of September 2014, SIG 14 has 1,712 affiliates. Last year at this time, there were 1,601.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by SIG 14 should everyone know about?
SIG 14 is looking forward to the ASHA convention! This year, SIG 14 is sponsoring the following events:
Short course: Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:30–4:30 p.m., “Aphasia Services in a Diverse Society: Evidential and Clinical Bases for Bilingual Speakers in Neurorehabilitation,” presented by Jose Centeno.
Convention session: Friday, Nov. 15, 8–10 a.m., “Moving Toward Cultural Safety: Adult Neurogenics and the Future of Our Profession,” presented by Claire Penn.
SIG 14 affiliate meeting: Friday, Nov. 21, 12–1 p.m., at the Convention Center (W203C). Please join us for a bite to eat and a chance to discuss all of the great things SIG 14 is working on!
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
Our April 2014 issue has two great articles on narratives that are “must-reads,” especially for speech-language pathologists working with students. Although there are distinct cross-cultural differences in narratives in terms of who creates the story and what belongs in the story, narratives are important across cultures. Storytelling and creating narratives are highly valued and reinforced skills in U.S. schools.
In the first article, “Narrative Assessment and Intervention: A Clinical Tutorial on Extending Explicit Language Instruction and Progress Monitoring to All Students”, Douglas Petersen and Trina Spencer describe the importance of narratives in relation to both spoken language and comprehension of complex language, and how these relate to written language comprehension and response-to-intervention models. The authors provide a clinical tutorial that uses case studies to describe ways SLPs can realistically implement and carry out narrative assessment and intervention.
In the second article, “Grammaticality of Preschoolers in Narratives: Considering the Influences of Bilingualism and Daycare Participation: A Retrospective and Exploratory Study”, Maria Resendiz, Rachel Henrich, Celeste Domsch and Elizabeth Belasco describe a retrospective study that evaluates differences in grammaticality of narratives between bilingual children who did and those who did not attend daycare. This work is important because it helps us better understand normal narrative development in bilingual children with a variety of early experiences.
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