Special Interest Group 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity SIG 14 has 1,736 affiliates. SIG 14 affiliates gathered at the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver for an update on the year’s activities and an exhilarating discussion of “hot topics.” A top concern continues to be the over-identification of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children in special education. ... SIG Spotlight
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Special Interest Group 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
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SIG Spotlight   |   May 01, 2016
Special Interest Group 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
The ASHA Leader, May 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21052016.np
The ASHA Leader, May 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21052016.np
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SIG 14 has 1,736 affiliates.
Is there an important new issue surrounding your SIG’s subject matter right now? Highlight a timely event or trend.
SIG 14 affiliates gathered at the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver for an update on the year’s activities and an exhilarating discussion of “hot topics.” A top concern continues to be the over-identification of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children in special education. The discussion focused on the importance of continued training in nonbiased assessment for practicing speech-language pathologists and graduate students.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
SIG 14 had a great response to the sessions we sponsored at the 2015 ASHA Convention. Topics included challenges and strategies for conducting intervention research with CLD children, bilingual language development, and the link between language and mental health. Handouts from these topics are still available through the ASHA Program Planner.
Planning for this year’s SIG 14 professional development activities is well underway. Our sponsored sessions at this year’s convention will likely address issues related to CLD and cleft palate, bias in health care, and/or literacy in second-language acquisition. Though the face of Perspectives is changing, affiliates can still expect three issues from SIG 14 this year. We are particularly excited about our August issue, as we are partnering with the Native American Caucus as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Authors representing various tribal and regional groups will tackle topics related to education, health care and speech-language pathology.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
The April 2015 article “English-Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards: Meeting the Needs of Students with Low Socioeconomic Status and Language Impairment” is a must-read. The author, Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, addresses the challenges the Common Core poses for English-language-learning children. For those children with a language impairment, Roseberry-McKibbin suggests numerous strategies for aligning speech-language goals with English Language Arts Standards.
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