Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint

    • Multilingual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations and the Role of the SLP

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This presentation focuses on deepening our understanding of the professional role and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in working with the multilingual Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) population as a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) group. Recommendations will be made for authentic assessment and treatment of CLD DHH individuals as well as a discussion about key ethical considerations when working with this special population.


15 minutes: Defining the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) population

15 minutes: Defining the SLP's role

30 minutes: Assessment of the CLD DHH population

30 minutes: Treatment of the CLD DHH population

Learner outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ethical considerations for working with the multilingual DHH population as an SLP
  2. State special considerations for assessment of the multilingual DHH population
  3. Explain client-centered and inclusive practices for the treatment of this culturally and linguistically diverse population


Marlene Medina Nero

Marlene is a practicing speech-language pathologist in Nevada. Her primary area of expertise is working with the Deaf and hard of hearing, specifically ASL-English and ASL-English-Spanish children and adults. Marlene identifies as Mexican-American or Latine, a heritage speaker of Spanish, and fluent in American Sign Language. She works in the elementary school setting, home health, and telepractice.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: The presenter is receiving royalties for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and a member of Language First.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs.