Difference or Disorder?: Language Development in English Language Learners

$30.00
2 hours
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Course Type: Video

Successfully separate language differences caused by second language influence from true disorder.  Learn about language structures that are affected by bilingualism as well as developmental errors, cross-linguistic errors, and atypical errors.

By understanding how language structures vary and can influence one another, an SLP can make a more informed decision when determining whether a bilingual child is presenting with a language difference or a language disorder.

ASHA CEUsThis course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

 

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This course discusses bilingual development and highlights the similarities and differences between the two languages.   The goal of the course is to build clinical judgment so that we are better able to evaluate, treat, and make decisions about children on our caseload that do not share our culture or language.

We present a framework for evaluating the use of language in order to categorize expected and unexpected errors.  This course concludes with case studies to show how knowledge on language development  has a tangible positive impact on our caseload.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for all SLPs to have CLD training
  • Describe a framework for categorizing difference and disorderList three types of errors that children learning two languages can make
  • Identify similarities and differences in typical monolingual and bilingual language development
  • Understand developmental errors, cross-linguistic errors, and atypical errors
  • Describe language structures that are subject to second language influence in second language learners

FINANCIAL: Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguistics and receives a salary. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses. NONFINANCIAL: Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
FINANCIAL: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses. NONFINANCIAL: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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