Working With a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individual With Specific Learning Disability

Ruixia Yan (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 156
EISBN13: 9781799855385|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2261-5.ch007
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With the constantly rising multilingualism in the United States, cultural and linguistic diversity is gradually becoming more and more present at schools throughout the country. Therefore, there is a critical need for resources to support speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients. This case study examines a CLD client with a diagnosis of specific learning disability (SLD). SLD is a disorder characterized by one or more significant impairments in reading, spelling, writing, or arithmetical skills, which are not the direct result of other disorders or inadequate schooling. This chapter discusses approaches to appropriately assess the client's language skills and provides intervention suggestions to account for the CLD nature of the client and her SLD.
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