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Friday

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

The language used in the description reflects the language of the session.

The recording for this live session will be available for viewing until May 27, 2022 only.

Authors:

Vincent Bourassa Bédard, MPO, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal; Geneviève Meloni, MSc, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal; Emma St-Laurent-Roberge, MPO, Centre de services scolaires Marie-Victorin.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s (SAC, 2016) Code of Ethics states that its members should demonstrate acceptance toward their patients regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. However, recent studies in speech-language pathology show that most clinicians are not knowledgeable enough about LGBTQ+ issues. This issue leads to inequities in service access, meaning that the LGBTQ+ community do not always seek the needed care because of past negative experiences or fear of homophobic/transphobic comments. Through case studies, this workshop is specifically designed for all S-LPs so they can feel better equipped to provide inclusive services for all clients.

Level

Introductory

Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64), Senior (65+)