The Development of an Inuktitut and English Language Screening Tool in Nunavut
One of the challenges of providing speech and language pathology services to Indigenous communities is the lack of culturally appropriate screening and assessment tools. This paper describes the process used in the development of the Inuktitut and English Language Screening Tool intended for use in the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut, Canada. The project involved collaboration among teachers and the speech-language pathologist from Qikiqtani School Operations, a university faculty member, and several speech-language pathology students. The development of the instrument was informed by the social context and the features of the Indigenous language Inuktitut, and an understanding of ways to evaluate local language screening instruments.