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There is a significant disparity in the number of Native American professionals working in the field of speech-language pathology. Historical and social factors have a significant impact on this reality. This article addresses opportunities for a "grow your own" approach to recruitment and training of Native American speech-language pathology professionals.

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This article provides a readily accessible framework for identifying and training Native American speech-language pathology assistants. There is a significant need for culturally competent speech and language providers in the Native American community and speech-language pathology assistants have the potential to help fill this need.

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This page is a summary of: Native American Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Expanding Culturally Responsive Services in Reservation Schools, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2022_lshss-22-00081.
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