Best Practices to Support Bi/Multilingual, Multicultural Children and Families in Speech-Language Pathology in Canada

This workshop aims to provide speech and language pathologists with valuable insights and tools to effectively support bi/multilingual, multicultural children and their families. With the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Canadian society, it is crucial for speech and language pathologists to be equipped with best practices to address the unique challenges faced by these children and families. The workshop will cover a range of topics, including understanding the benefits and challenges of bi/multilingualism in child development, recognizing cultural factors that influence communication and language acquisition, and effective assessment and intervention strategies in a multicultural context. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, linguistic, and contextual variables that impact language development and communication disorders. Through a combination of theory, case studies, and interactive activities, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in providing culturally sensitive and evidence-based services. By attending this workshop, speech and language pathologists will be better equipped to provide comprehensive and inclusive services to bi/multilingual, multicultural children and their families. The knowledge gained from this workshop will contribute to improved outcomes in speech and language development, cultural understanding, and the overall well-being of these children.

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