Abstract: This study seeks to determine the status of bilingual service provision in the field of speech-language pathology in Kentucky. Fifty-nine speech-language pathologists in the state practicing in a variety of settings were surveyed to determine their level of comfort and education regarding the matter. The survey concluded that an inadequate number of resources exist in the Commonwealth to facilitate quality service provision for linguistically or culturally diverse clients. Drawing from the experience of other states and current protocols set forth by ASHA, a series of solutions is proposed to increase the knowledge on diversity of Kentucky SLPs.

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Spring 5-9-2020


Dr. Jade Robinson

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Department of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, & Communication Disorders

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