2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

An Examination of the Prevalence of Diagnostic Testing Modifications to Assess Communication Disorders in African-Americans
Brandall C. Bond
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of use and the perceived efficacy of diagnostic testing modifications used to compensate for linguistic and cultural biases, with a focus on the African-American population. Findings of the study, underscore the need for culturally responsible testing that accurately measures the ability of clients, with consideration of cultural differences.

Keywords: diagnostic testing, cultural competency, assessment modification

Topic(s):Communication Disorders
African-American Studies

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-
Location: GEO - SUB

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