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Multicultural Education Learning Module

The following educational modules were developed by Dr. Shelly Chabon (PSU), Dr. Rik Lemoncello (PSU), Dr. Noma Anderson (University of Tennessee) and Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson (Hampton University) as a project funded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) grant program on multicultural activities, funded in 2011. These learning modules are designed to integrate multicultural knowledge and competencies into core coursework for speech and hearing science courses, at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Click on a link below to access each individual learning module:

Modules that correspond with disorder/content areas:

Modules that target core multicultural compentencies (to be used in any course):

If you prefer to download all of the modules together, click here to download the full packet.

References available here.


Instructors might also find these three assessment tools useful:


Those interested can also download our poster presentation from the ASHA 2011 convention and the final grant report from this project to read more about the details of our purpose, methodology, and major outcomes of pilot projects.

We would also like to acknowledge and send a very special thank you to:

  • Five consultants who contributed their expertise and time to developing these modules: 
    • Richard Adler, PhD, CCC/SLP, Professor, Minnesota State University-Moorehead
    • Ronald C. Jones, PhD, CCC/SLP, Program Director, Norfolk State University
    • Nancy Lewis, MS, CCC/SLP, Past Coordinator, ASHA Special Interest Group 14 (Diversity)
    • Luis Riquelme, MS, CCC/SLP, Director, Riquelme & Associates & NY Methodist Hospital Center for Swallowing and SLP; Assistant Professor, New York Medical College at Valhalla
    • Shurita Thomas-Tate, PhD, CCC/SLP, Assistant Professor, Florida State Univerisity
  • Three students at PSU who helped make this project possible: Andryce Andres, Faith Purnell, and Amy Wilde.