An Introduction to Cultural Competemility in Speech-Language Pathology

Presented by Melanie Y. Evans, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

Cultural competemility is the marriage between cultural competency and cultural humility. This course will define “culture” as a concept, define the ethics of cultural competence, explain the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility, and identify ways cultural competence and cultural humility coincide within the context of providing speech-language pathology services.
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Meet Your Presenter

Melanie Y. Evans, M.S. CCC-SLP is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma. She is also the CEO of Melanie Y. Evans - SLP LLC (DBA Pediatric Speech Sister), whose mission is to assist other speech-language pathologists on their journey toward cultural competency. Melanie dedicates her career to closing the academic achievement gap through culturally responsive speech-language and educational interventions.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define “culture” as a concept.
  2. Define the ethics of cultural competence.
  3. Explain the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility.
  4. Identify ways cultural competence and cultural humility coincide.
  5. Describe at least 3 ways cultural competemility can be practiced in our field.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Topic introduction and overview
  • 0:10 - Culture and intersectionality discussion
  • 0:20 - Cultural competemility and ethics
  • 0:30 - Cultural competemility frameworks
  • 0:45 - Application of cultural competemility in speech-language pathology (i.e., interprofessional practice, fostering relationships, assessment, treatment planning and implementation)
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with children and/or adults.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until December 17, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from Therapitas.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • My personal and professional work with multicultural students and families influence my experience mentioned in the course.
  • I do have a bias based on religious and spiritual tenants for all service delivery factored into the cultural competemility framework.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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