Educating Students to Serve Multilingual-Multicultural Populations. José G. Centeno , Ph.D., CCC-SLP St John's University Raquel T. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Indiana University. Demographic Information. Linguistic and cultural diversity are frequent in today’s world.
José G. Centeno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
St John's University
Raquel T. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
(Blommaert, & Rampton, 2011)
(Centeno & Ansaldo, 2013; Gordon, 2005).
The United States: An illustrative case of cultural and linguistic diversity
Presently about 34% (102.5 million) of the total population (301. 6 million)
Expected to be the majority by 2042 and reach 54% (235.7 million) by 2050
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2002, 2008b).
Hispanics - the largest minority - 15 % (45.5 MM)
Blacks 13.4% (40.7 MM)
Asians 5% (15.2 MM)
American Indians-Alaska Natives 1.5 % (4.5 MM)
Native Hawaiians-Other Pacific Islanders 0.33% (1 MM)
White majority 66% (199.1 MM)
About47 million (17.9%) persons are estimated to speak a language other than English at home, an increase of 15 million people since 1990.
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2006; 2008b).
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2008a).
(Pew Hispanic Center, 2004).
Like in monolingual contexts, experiential background and research evidence must be systematically considered for clinical decisions.
Yet, in the case of bilingual persons…
(Centeno, 2009, 2010, in press; Centeno & Eng, 2005; Centeno & Ansaldo, 2013; Martin, 2009).
Fig. 1 – see attachment
Realistic training and post-graduate resources needed!
(ASHA, 2004; Centeno, 2009; Kohnert et al., 2003; Roseberry- Mckibbin et al., 2005).
Linking Research with Professional Training
B. Adults with Aphasia
Pew Hispanic Center (2009, 2011)
(Centeno, 2009; in press)
I. Section in Aphasia course
II. Section in Bilingualism/Diversity course
III. Section in Clinical Assessment course
(ASHA, 2012; Lubinski & Matteliano, 2008)
Adapt to teaching strategies I, II, or III
(Centeno & Ansaldo, 2013; Fabbro, 1999; Gitterman et al., in press; Goral et al., 2002; Roberts, 2008; Paradis, 2004)
cognitive, and social background on post-stroke
profile (Fig. 1)
Significance of research on Spanish-English bilinguals with aphasia:
Factors - Language dominance, expressive routines, educational background, etc.
(Centeno, in press; Centeno & Ansaldo, 2013; Juncos-Rabadán, 1994; Muñoz et al., 1999)
Assessment & diagnosis
(Brozgold & Centeno, 2007; Centeno, 2007a, 2007b; 2010; Centeno & Ansaldo, 2013; Juncos-Rabadán, 1994; Kiran & Edmonds, 2004; Kohnert, 2008, 2009; Muñoz & Marquardt, 2008; Paradis, 2004, 2012; Roberts, 2008)
motivations, and healthcare issues
(Centeno, 2007b; Salas-Provance et al., 2002; Zunker & Cummins, 2004)