Successful Clinical Management Requires Cultural Intelligence The purpose of this paper is to review the concept of intelligence as it relates to cultural intelligence. Furthermore, an objective is to provide several learning strategies for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) so that they may conduct self-assessments in order to improve their own cultural competence. ASHA members have acquired ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2005
Successful Clinical Management Requires Cultural Intelligence
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  • Li-Rong Lilly Cheng
    San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2005
Successful Clinical Management Requires Cultural Intelligence
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2005, Vol. 15, 16-19. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.1.16
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2005, Vol. 15, 16-19. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.1.16
The purpose of this paper is to review the concept of intelligence as it relates to cultural intelligence. Furthermore, an objective is to provide several learning strategies for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) so that they may conduct self-assessments in order to improve their own cultural competence.
ASHA members have acquired the necessary training and education to earn their Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The term competence implies that the person has the capacity to provide adequate and appropriate assessment and intervention for the individuals the clinician serves. With the rapid shift in demographics and rapid aging of our society, the definition of competence needs to include the ability to deal with individuals across the life span as well as individuals with a multiplicity of cultures and languages. Thus, the need to acquire cultural competence is paramount. In order to understand the clinical implications of the acquisition of cultural competence, a discussion of intelligence, multiple intelligences, and cultural intelligence is necessary.
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