Often we will allow any sort of language barrier to prevent them from interacting with someone who doesn’t match their proficiency in a language. Towson University student Erin Campbell is here to tell you why we shouldn’t let this get in the way. In fact, to end an interaction because of a language barrier is to do a great disservice to ourselves and society as a whole.
Erin Campbell is an undergraduate student who believes in doggedly following one’s interests and the power of language to shape human experience. At Towson University, she studies speech language pathology, deaf studies, Spanish, and disability studies- focusing on the role of “atypical” human communication in the brains and lives of individuals as well as in larger social issues. She currently works at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and in working to provide healthcare resources to Spanish speakers. She plans to dedicate her life to improving the availability of evidence-based practices for populations with complex language and communication needs.
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