The bidialectal aural rehabilitation protocol (BARP).

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Mayo, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In 1980, the Committee on Rehabilitative Audiology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association drafted a list of proposed minimal competencies requisite for professionals providing aural rehabilitation services (Asha, 1980). Among the Committee's proposed competencies was that in addition to demonstrating a basic understanding of normal communication processes, persons providing aural rehabilitation services should have a theoretical grounding in sociolinguistics and urban language. Similarly, Maestras y Moores and Moores (1980) advocated that hearing and speech specialists should develop a sensitivity toward hearing impaired persons whose reference group may employ a dialect or language different from that of the specialist. These statements are of particular interest to speech, language, and hearing professionals who provide clinical services to the black hearing impaired because (a) according to Moores and Oden (1978), there is a higher incidence of acquired hearing loss in blacks when compared with other racial and minority groups; and (b) many members of the black community exhibit linguistic features which differ uniquely from those features considered to be representative of standard English (Williams & Wolfram, 1977; Maestras y Moores & Moores, 1980).

Additional Information

Journal of the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia, 23, 71-82.
Language: English
Date: 1982
Aural rehabilitation, Hearing loss, Dialects

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