Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate Students' Preparedness to Work with Individuals Who Are Bilingual

Harbaugh, Elizabeth M (2015) Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate Students' Preparedness to Work with Individuals Who Are Bilingual. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Carolyn Higdon from Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This study addresses the overall competence of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) graduate students working with individuals who are bilingual. It examined the different CSD graduate programs in the United States and identified key variables that lead to students’ preparedness. The author surveyed 238 individuals, consisting of first and second year graduate students and individuals working in their clinical fellowship from 30 different graduate programs. The data were collected from both Mississippi and the total population and were compared as an example of possible future research pertaining to SLP preparedness needed when working with individuals who are bilingual. The results suggested a lack of competency among CSD graduate students when working with populations who are bilingual. The majority of participants had a minimal amount of classroom hours devoted to multicultural/multilingual issues. Many also reported not completing clinical practicum with individuals who are bilingual. Finally, the study suggests methods for advancements among the CSD graduate programs across the United States.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Harbaugh, Elizabeth M
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thesis Advisor: Carolyn Higdon
Thesis Advisor's Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Elizabeth Harbaugh
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 18:09
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 18:09
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/309

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