S-LP’s Service Provision for Linguistically Diverse Children in Canada

This study examined the approaches used by speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) in Canada when providing services to linguistically diverse children. Five focus groups were held where S-LPs provided their perspectives. Results show some similarities and differences relative to prior findings from other countries. For instance, S-LPs in Canada reported relying less on standardized tests, which differs from practices in other countries. Findings from this study offer much-needed information about S-LPs’ cultural awareness and service delivery practices to linguistically diverse children in Canada, which can inform the development of best practices for the delivery of speech-language pathology services to this population.

  • Ana Maria Gonzalez Barrero, Dalhousie University