The Bilingual Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology allows graduate students to specialize in evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bilingual children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments. Students who earn this certificate will demonstrate knowledge of how the structure of common languages spoken in the United States compares and contrasts with English, how to appropriately assess and treat all languages in the bilingual or multilingual individual, how to train and implement the use of interpreters, and cultural awareness and sensitivity in the clinical setting. Monolingual and Bilingual students are invited to participate in this program. Proficiency in a second language is not required.
Curriculum requirements include successful completion of at least 9 credits from the following:
- SLHS 535 Bilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Nonmainstream Dialects (3 credits)
- SLHS 597 Workshop: Topics in Service Delivery for Bilingual Populations (1 credit)
- 3 credit graduate elective course outside or within the department related to phonetics, bilingualism, and/or multiculturism
- 2 credit bilingual clinical practicum [SLHS 558/568 or SLHS 559/659; 70 contact hours] supervised by a bilingual speech-language clinician for clinical placements with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
Please review this detailed description of the program.
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The Bilingual Certificate Program is directed by Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith, CCC-SLP. It’s Program Coordinator is Rui Motoyoshi, MA, CCC-SLP.