Making Cultural Connections Across the Professions Due to globalization, more opportunities exist for U.S.–based speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide services to clients from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These opportunities can be a consequence of increasing groups of diverse people migrating to the United States, as well as the availability of more ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2012
Making Cultural Connections Across the Professions
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  • Yvette D. Hyter
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Disclosure: Yvette D. Hyter, in collaboration with W. F. Santiago Valles, initiated a nonprofit organization called Cultural Connections: Transnational Research and Education Laboratory. The study abroad program mentioned in this article is one aspect of the work of the nonprofit organization as well as Western Michigan University.
    Disclosure: Yvette D. Hyter, in collaboration with W. F. Santiago Valles, initiated a nonprofit organization called Cultural Connections: Transnational Research and Education Laboratory. The study abroad program mentioned in this article is one aspect of the work of the nonprofit organization as well as Western Michigan University.×
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Article   |   September 01, 2012
Making Cultural Connections Across the Professions
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2012, Vol. 2, 49-58. doi:10.1044/gics2.2.49
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2012, Vol. 2, 49-58. doi:10.1044/gics2.2.49

Due to globalization, more opportunities exist for U.S.–based speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide services to clients from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These opportunities can be a consequence of increasing groups of diverse people migrating to the United States, as well as the availability of more possibilities for members of the communication sciences and disorders professions to travel and provide services in other countries. This article focuses on a study abroad component of a transdisciplinary, transnational curriculum development program designed to explain the effects of global economic and cultural processes on health care, education, language and literacy practices, migration, and food systems in West Africa and in the U.S. Midwest.

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