Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Working With Aboriginal Children and Families: Cultural Responsiveness and Beyond / Le travail avec les enfants et les familles autochtones : l’adaptation à la culture et au-delà

Author(s) Diane Pesco, Ph.D, S-LP©
Volume 38
Number 2
Year 2014
Page(s) 144-151
Language English
Keywords cultural
Abstract Cultural responsiveness is often evoked as an ideal to which service providers for Aboriginal peoples in Canada should aspire. In this paper, the author reviews concepts and approaches related to cultural responsiveness in the literature in the field of education, pointing out how these are parallel with or might further inform practices in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The drawbacks of approaches focused on cultural responsiveness are also identified, and a complementary or alternate focus on social and economic justice for Aboriginal peoples is discussed and advised.

L’adaptation culturelle est souvent évoquée comme un idéal auquel devraient aspirer les pourvoyeurs de services pour les peuples autochtones du Canada. Dans cette communication l’auteure passe en revue des concepts et des approches, dans la littérature, qui ont trait à l’adaptation culturelle dans le domaine de l’éducation en faisant ressortir à quel point ceux-ci sont parallèles aux pratiques ayant cours dans les sciences et les troubles de la communication (CSD – communication sciences and disorders) ou pourraient davantage donner forme à ces pratiques. Les inconvénients des approches orientées sur l’adaptation culturelle sont également identifiés, et une orientation complémentaire ou alternative sur la justice sociale et économique envers les peuples autochtones est discutée et conseillée.
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