Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Course Development at The University of British Columbia Concerning Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for People of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Heritage

Author(s) B. May Bernhardt
Erynne Green
Amita Khurana
Tiare Laporte
Shannon Osmond
Halen Panchyk
Navid Shahnaz
Heather Campbell Wood
Volume 35
Number 2
Year 2011
Page(s) 178-189
Language English
Abstract Although many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists are providing service to people of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage in Canada, most have received minimal training concerning culturally competent (safe and relevant) practice in this context. As a first step in addressing this educational gap, the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) at the University of British Columbia inaugurated a course for final year students in audiology and speech-language pathology in 2009. This paper outlines the background for the course and the course itself, as it has developed in response to student and community evaluations.

Même si bon nombre d’orthophonistes et d’audiologistes desservent des personnes d’origine autochtone, métisse ou inuite au Canada, la plupart n’ont qu’une formation minimale sur une pratique (sûre et pertinente) adaptée à la culture dans un tel contexte. Pour tenter de corriger cette lacune de la formation, l’École d’audiologie et des sciences de la parole de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique a lancé un cours en 2009 pour ses étudiants de dernière année en audiologie et en orthophonie. Le présent article donne un aperçu de la toile de fond et du cours lui-même, qui a été mis sur pied en réaction à des évaluations d’étudiants et de la communauté.
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