Cultural Adaptation of Parent-Implemented Early Communication Interventions: A Scoping Review

Parent-implemented early communication interventions

- are commonly delivered to culturally and linguistically diverse families but little guidance exists for clinicians or families regarding what aspects of parent-implemented communication interventions to adapt.

In this scoping review, we included 21 studies describing parent-implemented early communication interventions that had been culturally adapted. We described which intervention components were adapted using a framework. Two main findings were that:

1) more clarity is required regarding how cultural adaptations are reported for communication interventions and that cultural adaptation frameworks may be useful, but difficult to use;

2) language was most commonly adapted, however goals and values embedded in the interventions were rarely adapted. Click here for more information.

Authors: Albin, M., Micsinszki, S., Phoenix, M. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2022. doi: 10.1044/2022_AJSLP-21-00286

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