Collaboration With Caregivers and Educators in the Dominican Republic: Promoting Children's Language and Literacy Development This article describes the process of establishing collaborations with caregivers and educators of children in the Dominican Republic (DR) over a period of four years. The program's purpose was to collaborate with caregivers and educators in the DR to promote the language and literacy development of underserved children, while providing ... Article
Article  |   July 28, 2017
Collaboration With Caregivers and Educators in the Dominican Republic: Promoting Children's Language and Literacy Development
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sandra C. Jackson
    Department of Allied Professions, Communication Disorders Program, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Sheila Bridges-Bond
    Department of Allied Professions, Communication Disorders Program, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Jonise Cromartie
    Department of Allied Professions, Communication Disorders Program, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Elisha Blankson
    Department of Allied Professions, Communication Disorders Program, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Sandra C. Jackson has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Sheila Bridges-Bond has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jonise Cromartie has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elisha Blankson has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Sandra C. Jackson has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Sheila Bridges-Bond has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jonise Cromartie has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elisha Blankson has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Sandra C. Jackson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sheila Bridges-Bond has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jonise Cromartie has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Elisha Blankson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Sandra C. Jackson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sheila Bridges-Bond has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jonise Cromartie has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Elisha Blankson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. ×
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Development / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training / International & Global / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Part 1
Article   |   July 28, 2017
Collaboration With Caregivers and Educators in the Dominican Republic: Promoting Children's Language and Literacy Development
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 50-60. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG17.50
History: Received September 26, 2016 , Revised December 20, 2016 , Accepted December 22, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 50-60. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG17.50
History: Received September 26, 2016; Revised December 20, 2016; Accepted December 22, 2016

This article describes the process of establishing collaborations with caregivers and educators of children in the Dominican Republic (DR) over a period of four years. The program's purpose was to collaborate with caregivers and educators in the DR to promote the language and literacy development of underserved children, while providing educational and clinical experiences for graduate students in communication disorders. We discuss the increase in global initiatives in speech-language pathology, collaborative service delivery, examples of collaborative activities and programs in international settings, and the authors' program in the DR.

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