Cultural Competence for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists - AAQL0401

Cultural Competence for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Communicating Effectively with Patients Who Have Limited English Proficiency

by Suzanne Salimbene, PhD and Laina M. Gerace, RN, PhD and Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP
(4.3 / 278 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.05 CEU)

Price: $9.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.50


All speech-language pathology and audiology professionals, whether working in a school, private practice or medical facility in any geographical region of the country, will face more and more situations where they will have to deal with patients who are commonly termed limited English proficient or LEP. While the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has distinct mandates regarding bilingual competencies in differential diagnostic testing, it is equally important that all practitioners increase intercultural competence to deal with families, caregivers and professional peers.


The goal of this program is to improve communication professionals’ ability to care for patients who have limited English proficiency (LEP). After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Discuss the need for enhanced communication skills across language barriers.
  • Describe strategies for improving communication with LEP individuals and those of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Describe strategies for effective use of interpreters.

Approval Information
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Course Originally Released on: 4/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/11/2011
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/11/2014

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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PAULA U - Seminole, FL  ·  May 15, 2015
Straightforward and to the point.
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Randie P - Palm Beach Gardens, FL  ·  Apr 23, 2015
Helpful in hospital situations
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Sandra W - West Seneca, NY  ·  Dec 10, 2014
Informational and well presented
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Barbara S - Simpsonville, SC  ·  Dec 09, 2014
This course took much longer than the 30 minute credit I received. The content was occasionally in depth and convoluted which was more difficult for processing. Obviously, i understood the most important aspects as I received 100% on the first try but I was very nervous about taking the test because there was so much material.
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mary c - baton rouge, LA  ·  Oct 08, 2014
There should be more courses on this topic. It is helpful.
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Price: $9.00
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