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Culturally-Responsive Guidelines for Serving Families of Bilingual Children Who Stutter
Speaker: Ana Paula G. Mumy, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Description: The increase in the cultural and linguistic diversity in SLP caseloads has given rise to challenges that SLPs working with bilingual children face, particularly in relation to language choice. This session will assist SLPs in developing their cultural responsiveness as it pertains to working with bilingual families, with a special focus on bilingual children who stutter. The vital role of the home language will be discussed as well as the far-reaching detrimental effects of removing or reducing use of the home language within the family unit. We will also challenge the notion of treating bilingualism as a "demand" or "burden" on a child's linguistic system. Additionally, we will examine how language and culture tie to the importance of clinical and patient evidence when making treatment decisions, particularly when research evidence is lacking. In summary, we will explore guiding principles for family-centered treatment, viable solutions, and practical recommendations for working with bilingual children who stutter and their families.

• Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Researchers, Graduate Students
• There is no fee for this event
• *This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Ana Paula G. Mumy, SLPD, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and clinical professor. She teaches Fluency Disorders at the graduate level and provides and supervises clinical services for people who stutter across the lifespan. She also co-leads an adult chapter of the National Stuttering Association. Dr. Mumy is the co-founder and president of Spero Stuttering, Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to help, empower, and advocate for the stuttering community and their families by equipping those who work with people who stutter. She received the NSA's 2022 Professional of the Year award for her work and initiatives through Spero Stuttering. She enjoys singing, writing, reading, and traveling.

Apr 18, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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