Program Spotlight: The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Emphasis Program (CLD-EP)
Due to changes in the demographic make-up of the US, SLP caseloads include more culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients than ever before. Often, CLD clients' unique needs are underserved and SLP's feel unprepared to provide culturally competent services to CLD clients. To address these challenges, HESP developed the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Emphasis Program (CLD-EP). The goal of the CLD-EP is to broaden students' understanding of culture and language in order to minimize disparities in service delivery to CLD populations. This specialty track includes focused coursework, clinical experiences, scholarly activities, and professional training opportunities for students. Read more about the program here!