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Difference or Disorder? Speech Development in English Language Learners
Course Type: PowerPoint Video
Learn whether certain articulation errors that a bilingual child produces should be counted as incorrect. The sound systems of a bilingual child’s two languages interact in predictable ways. Using Spanish and English as an example, this course provides a framework for identifying “errors” that are typical and those that are atypical.
This course provides a framework that can be applied to any two languages to assess whether speech errors are atypical or due to second language influence. We begin by discussing how a second language influences sound acquisition by identifying which sounds exist in both languages. We approach phonological development with an eye on which processes exist in either language. Formal and informal testing procedures are discussed to identify how to use our instruments to give us the information we need to correctly rate intelligibility. This presentation concludes with case studies on evaluating the performance of bilingual children on articulation measures.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand typical speech development for bilinguals
- Identify typical speech processes of bilinguals
- List similarities in typical monolingual and bilingual speech development
- Identify speech intervention goals for bilingual children