HISTORY AND CULTURE
WHO SPEAKS SPANISH:
Spanish is the (or an) official language of 18 American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela) as well as of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, along with Spain in Europe
Spanish is spoken by over 360 million people worldwide.
Data from countries throughout the world is provided on individual countries and regions of the world on the topics of: Child health, Child Protection, Child Survival, Early Childhood Development, Education and Home Environments, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and newborn health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Water.
Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education and Home Environments.
Go to Cultures at the top of the website page.
These pages have information about: Interpersonal relationships (Naming, Status Role Prestige); Greetings (Phrases of Courtesy);Displays of Respect; General Etiquette; Marriage Family & Kinship Structure (Member, Gender/Status,Age Relationships, Family Kinship Structure); Reproduction (Pregnancy, Child Birth Post Partum Practices, Infancy Childhood and Socialization (Infant Feeding and Care, Child Rearing Practices); Nutrition and Food; Drinks, Drugs and Indulgences, Religious Life, Death, Traditional Medical Practices, Experiences with Western Medicines, Mental Health, Community Structure, Common Acculturation Issues
PATIENT CARE GUIDE FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC:
These pages contain information about: Considerations before providing care, Meals, Hospital Attire, Communication, Rituals, End of Life Care
Puerto Rican, Mexican, Panamanian, Dominican, Cuban, Haitian,
Cultures within America and World Cultures:
Multicultural America: https://www.everyculture.com/multi/
World Cultures: https://www.everyculture.com/wc/
This website provides information by country on the topics of: History, The beginning of Immigration, the Modern Era, Significant Immigration waves, Settlement Patterns (Acculturation/Assimilation), Traditions, Customs & Beliefs, Proverbs, Cuisine, Traditional Costumes, Dances & Songs, Holidays, Health Issues (Language, Family Community Dynamics), Education, Birth, Role of Women, Courtship & Weddings, Funerals (Religion, Employment and Economic Traditions, Politics and Government), Relationship with country of origin (Individual Group Contributions), Academia, Government, Media, Organizations and Associations, Museums and Research Centers.
Information is provided on cultures within America and World Cultures. Information about 20 Spanish-speaking cultures in the United States, as well as in their native countries is provided.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION RESEARCH INFORMATION & EXCHANGE (CIRRIE)
REHABILITATION PROVIDER’S GUIDE TO CULTURES OF THE FOREIGN-BORN
Information provided: Introduction, Immigration History, Concept of Disability, Disability and Rehabilitation Systems, Communication between Consumers and Service Providers, Role of Family, Role of Community, Role of Religion, Gender, Holidays, Food Practices, Recommendations to Rehabilitation Service Providers,
Central America, Caribbean, Mexico:
CULTURAL ORIENTATION RESOURCE CENTER:
These monographs, Background Material, contain information about: Modern history, government and economy, Health Care and Education, The Land (Geography, Urban/Rural), The People (Educational and Occupational Backgrounds, Ethnic, Religions and Religious Groups, Beliefs and Customs:(Religious Beliefs, Customs-Family and Family Relations, Gender Roles and Relations (Marriage, Parenting, Leadership), Healthcare beliefs and practices (Physical Health Care, Mental Health Care), Food, Drink, Smoking, Clothing)), Conditions in First Asylum Countries, Implications for Resettlement.
Information in the ethnic profiles are: Background, Religion, Family Structure, Health Care Beliefs and Practices, Health Risks of Refugees,
Central/South America, Mexico, Caribbean: Cuban, Hispanic
BRIDGING REFUGEE YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES:
Indigenous Immigrants in America: Mixtec, Zapotec, Triqui from Mexico
Early Childhood Cultural Backgrounds: Ways to Use Cultural Backgrounders
Information included is: Background, Culture and Religion, Family and Community, Child Rearing and Child Development, Guidance and Discipline, School and Education, Health and Mental health, Community Leadership
Complete website is available in Spanish
Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development:
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/ind-culture-background-eng.pdf Mixtec, Zapotec, Triqui
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: IMMIGRANT REFUGEE HEALTH PROFILES:
Refugee Health Profiles are provided: Each profile covers some of these topics:
- Priority Health Conditions
- Population Movements
- Healthcare and Conditions Before Arrival
- Medical Screening of U.S.-bound Refugees
- Post-arrival Medical Screening
- Health Information
CULTURAL ATLAS: AUSTRALIA
Information for each culture are: Core Concepts, Greetings, Religion, Family, Naming, Dates of Significance, Etiquette, Do’s and Don’ts, Communication, Other Considerations, Business Culture
South/Central America, Mexico, Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela.
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
AMERICAN SPEECH/LANGUAGE AND HEARING ASSOCIATION
By Language: Spanish-speaking
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
The information below is from the ASHA website
ASHA’s policy documents state that SLPs and audiologists must consider the sound systems of all the languages used by a client in order to provide appropriate assessment and treatment services.
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY MULTICULTURAL TOPICS IN CSD:
Information below is from the Portland State University website
WEEBLY LANGUAGE MANUALS
Language manuals: Weebly
Introduction to Spanish, International Population, Geographical Distribution of the Language, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Society and Culture, Cultural Do’s and Don’ts, Traditions- Dance, Music, Festivals, Food, Customs, Most Common Spanish Dialects, Phonology of Spanish, Syntax of Spanish, Morphology of Spanish, Semantics of Spanish, Pragmatics of Spanish, Aspects of Language for Linguistic Transfer, Checklist for Characteristics of Spanish-Influenced English, Instrumental Assessment Tests, Therapy Materials, Resources for Therapy Ideas, Videos, Readings and Related Materials, Local and International Speech-Language Pathologists
Writing Systems: Constructed scripts, Languages (profiles, how to learn languages, language lessons, language names, language families), Multilingual pages (Useful phrases, silly phrases, phrase finder, numbers, time, colours, family words, terms of endearment, idioms, proverbs, tongue twisters, songs, stories),
PHRASES IN 50 LANGUAGES:
MUSTGO WORLD LANGUAGES
Status, Dialects, Structure (Sound, system, Syllable structure, Vowels, Consonants, Tones, Grammar (Nouns, Verbs, Sentence Markers, Word Order), Vocabulary, Writing,
CHARLES STUART UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA
ACQUISITION OF SPEECH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD IN MANY LANGUAGES:
SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY: INTELLIGIBILITY IN SPEECH CONTEXT
COMPARING LANGUAGES: INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET
MULTILINGUAL SPEECH ASSESSMENTS:
INFORMATION ON DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS
Listen, Learn & Talk in Spanish
Can access the cochlear websites from different countries by going to the International button at the top of the website
Focusing on the natural bond that exists between parents and their children, this auditory habilitation tool consists of a book and DVD. This program has been developed for both parents and professionals to compliment their child’s habilitation program. The program follows the natural development of the child from birth to school age, and contains ideas and strategies for developing spoken language through listening.
Integrated Scales of Development
This comprehensive developmental chart, identifies milestones in listening, receptive (what your child understands) and expressive (what your says) language speech, cognition (thinking) and social communication. A practical and easy to use form supports you in tracking your child’s development over the long term.
Speech Sound Vowels (available in Spanish)
Nottingham Early Assessment Package (NEAP) in Spanish
This tool includes information to support professionals in understanding Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT). Learn what AVT, how this therapy benefits many children who
are deaf and take away ideas, suggestions and games on how to transfer listening and spoken language to the child’s everyday environment.
A fun way for parents and professionals to encourage language learning with kids up to about age six. This program has lots of interactive computerised games that when used with the support of an adult will support your child’s listening development.
This is a fun and interactive way to develop auditory perceptual skills in children. This notebook follows the typical stages of: detection, discrimination, integration and comprehension of speech through the auditory system. Included in this notebook are
pictures and activities that you simply cut out, color and paste. All the hard work
has been done for you!
RESOURCES FROM MEDEL IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES:
MEDEL Rehabilitation catalogue:
Common Objects Token Test (COT) (Spanish)
This brochure is a comprehensive guide designed to support parents of young children with hearing implants. It provides details about cochlear implantation and contains information on preverbal communication, speech, language and auditory development. Little Listeners includes helpful suggestions for parents to assist them in the facilitation of their young child’s communication skill development and the main considerations for school entry requirements.
EARS: Evaluating Auditory Responses to Speech
designed to evaluate long-designed to evaluate long-term development of listening skills in children before and after hearing implantation. EARS® follows the emerging auditory skills post implantation and includes tests of various difficulty levels suitable for children of different ages.
The EARS® battery contains 9 assessments (closed set, open set tests and questionnaires) presented in the hierarchical order of auditory development. Tests can be administrated in the same order as presented in the material or randomly, depending on each child’s individual skills and developmental stage.
LING Six Sound Test
Loudness Perception Test
Dual Language Learning for Children (English) by Michael Douglas
WE CAN! is a set of materials designed to support the development of listening, communication, and music skills in children with severe and complex needs who have received a hearing implant.
Murat goes shopping (story)
Auditory Skills Checklist (Nancy Caleffe-Schenk
Mellie and her cochlear implants (contact MEDEL to see if available in Spanish)
M Team – check with MEDEL to see if it is available in Spanish
Hearing Implants and the Classroom – check to see if it is available in Spanish
The First Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Cochlear Implants
Listening to Hear: A Parent’s Guide to CI Rehabilitation
CHOICES FROM AUSTRALIAN HEARING AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES:
Languages: English, Spanish
Tips for Parents, What is early intervention, People Involved, Hearing Loss and Hearing Tests, How we hear, Hearing Loss, How Audiologists Test Hearing, Newborn Hearing Screening, What is an Audiogram, How HeaCring Loss is Described, Hearing Aids: The Basics, What do Hearing Aids Do, Daily Hearing Check, Communication options, The Deaf Community
www.babyhearing.org – website is available in Spanish
CUED SPEECH – ADAPTED IN MORE THAN 50 LANGUAGES
Cued Speech Association website can be translated into many languages – go to the top of the website to change language
View the archives for cue sheets in other languages
AUDITEC SPEECH DISCRIMINATION TESTS:
SKI HI CURRICULUM
MOOG CENTER: TEACHING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Communication Tips for Friends
Tips for Kids
My Baby and Me: A book about teaching your child to talk
Teaching Activities for Children who are deaf or hard of hearing
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR LISTENING AND LANGUAGE: LISTENING FOR LITTLES (Dave Sindry – Speech at Home, Inc.)
NATIONAL CENTER ON HEARING ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT
Many resources available in Spanish. Search website for information in Spanish
PARENT ROADMAP: EHDI
JUST IN TIME – TIPS FOR PARENTS IN SPANISH
WEBSCRIPTS IN SPANISH
Early Childhood Screening