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Fall 12-5-2019


The literature review provides current and relevant information for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who service families with a child with autism (CWA) in Spanish-speaking, developing (SSD) countries. This review gives an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as it relates to language and language development and SLP scope of practice in the U.S. as it relates to ASD. Applicable evidenced-based strategies will be given to help SLPs provide family education to increase functional communication with their CWA. To be sensitive to cultural differences in SSD countries, interaction styles and customs will be defined and interviews from families and SLPs in SSD countries will be conducted. After synthesizing the current evidenced-based strategies and cultural norms for families in SSD, clinical implications will be outlined.