Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
In 2019, the Academy Board of Directors requested that the Academic Programs Committee (APC) form a subcommittee in response to members’ expressed interest in developing resources to aid audiologists in supporting patients with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The CLD Subcommittee includes the members of the APC, in addition to several student representatives.
Since beginning its discussions in late fall of 2019, the APC/CLD focused on creating better awareness among audiologists about a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) patient, one who comes from a home environment where a language other than English is spoken and whose cultural values differ from mainstream culture.
COVID-19 and Our Audiology Practices
The best recommendation for all practices is to follow the CDC recommendations. You will want to access the CDC website on an ongoing manner to have the latest information. This is a changing situation and you will want to be up-to-date to protect your patients, your staff, yourself, and your families.
You also will want to monitor state and local recommendations that may impact your practice.
Customizable for Your Practice
The Audiology Practice Essentials (APE) CD is made up of 65 forms and letters
that you can easily customize for your practice.