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Cultural Adaptation of Parent-Implemented Early Communication Interventions: A Scoping Review

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Maya Albin, MSc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO; Michelle Phoenix, PhD, SLP, Reg. CASLPO, McMaster University; Samantha Micsinszki, PhD, RN, McMaster University.

Communication interventions for young children are often delivered in a parent-implemented manner. Many speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) delivering these interventions serve clients from cultures that differ from their own, yet there is little guidance for clinicians regarding how or when to culturally adapt these interventions. Therefore, we conducted this scoping review to determine how parent-implemented communication interventions were adapted when delivered to culturally and linguistically diverse families. This review adds to the body literature that advances culturally appropriate, ethical, and equitable care for all clients receiving S-LP services. The presentation will include opportunities for group participation.



Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4)