Communication Disorders in Ethiopia: Emerging Needs and New Models of Development In this article, the author considers the state of communication disorders in Ethiopia today by first discussing the health status of adults and children, particularly as it relates to the prevalence of neurologic and communication disorders. The author goes on to describe new models of treatment for communication and related ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2012
Communication Disorders in Ethiopia: Emerging Needs and New Models of Development
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  • Celeste Domsch
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
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Article   |   May 01, 2012
Communication Disorders in Ethiopia: Emerging Needs and New Models of Development
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2012, Vol. 2, 4-10. doi:10.1044/gics2.1.4
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2012, Vol. 2, 4-10. doi:10.1044/gics2.1.4

In this article, the author considers the state of communication disorders in Ethiopia today by first discussing the health status of adults and children, particularly as it relates to the prevalence of neurologic and communication disorders. The author goes on to describe new models of treatment for communication and related disorders and the current system of health-care delivery. Next, the author examines the multilingual nature of education in Ethiopia. The article concludes with a consideration of the language development of internationally adopted children, as well as the expected influence of Amharic on English production in mature bilingual speakers.

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