Crossing Borders Without Leaving the University: MISTIC—An International Collaboration International collaborations usually involve individuals from one country traveling to another country (Kuehn & Henne, 2003). However, for various reasons, students and faculty from the United States do not always have the option to travel to another country. This was the case when the Department of Communication Disorders Speech-Language Hearing ... Article
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Crossing Borders Without Leaving the University: MISTIC—An International Collaboration
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  • Maria Resendiz
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University–San Marcos
  • Maria Diana Gonzales
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University–San Marcos
  • Clarissa Rodriguez
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University–San Marcos
  • Disclosure: Maria Resendiz has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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  • Disclosure: Maria Diana Gonzales is the Editor for SIG 17's Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders (2010–2014).
    Disclosure: Maria Diana Gonzales is the Editor for SIG 17's Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders (2010–2014).×
  • Disclosure: Clarissa Rodriguez is the Continuing Education (CE) Content Manager for SIG 17's Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders (2010–current).
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Article   |   September 01, 2012
Crossing Borders Without Leaving the University: MISTIC—An International Collaboration
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2012, Vol. 2, 59-65. doi:10.1044/gics2.2.59
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2012, Vol. 2, 59-65. doi:10.1044/gics2.2.59

International collaborations usually involve individuals from one country traveling to another country (Kuehn & Henne, 2003). However, for various reasons, students and faculty from the United States do not always have the option to travel to another country. This was the case when the Department of Communication Disorders Speech-Language Hearing Clinic at Texas State University was contacted by personnel from a clinic in Monterrey, México. Together, we developed an international collaboration that would be mutually beneficial to all parties involved. We developed goals for the clinical component of the speech-language pathology graduate program, the participating clients and their families, professionals employed at the private clinic in Monterrey, México, and research goals to document the effectiveness of the international collaboration we called the Multicultural Intensive Speech-Language Therapy Intervention Clinic (MISTIC). In this case, families and professionals from México traveled to the United States to participate in this international collaboration.

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