About Language Diversity Initiative

The Language Diversity Initiative was developed as part of the Certificate in Bilingual Speech Language Pathology in the department of Hearing & Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Much of the content on this site was developed by our students. As a community of bilingual service providers, we are equally as responsible for quality service delivery as we are for inter-professional education and advocacy. The goals that we set out to achieve are:

  1. To educate all clinicians with essential information on relevant topics in our field related to bilingual service delivery.
  2. To foster the development and growth of relationships within our bilingual community.
  3. The improve the quality of service delivery to underrepresented communities.

In an effort to provide clinicians with the requisite tools to serve as qualified bilingual service providers, we have established the Language Diversity Initiative in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. This project is intended to provide a means of engagement, discussion, and sharing of information among our community of bilingual clinicians.