Phonological Patterns of the English Language Learner

1 hour

Course Type: PDF White Paper

Learn how normal Spanish speech processes can negatively impact intelligibility in English.

Spanish is the primary language of 79% of students with limited English proficiency. Increasingly, SLPs are realizing the need to learn more about bilingual speech and language development to enhance their ability to provide services to their bilingual students. We provide a framework on bilingual development that helps SLPs distinguish between typical and atypical phonological patterns of Spanish-speaking children learning English.






.1 ASHA CEUs (1 hour)

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic principles of the Competition Model and its application to second language acquisition
  • Identify similarities and differences between the phonological systems of Spanish and English
  • Recognize common articulation patterns of sequential bilingual (Spanish/English) children while they are acquiring English
  • Differentiate between normal articulation patterns and signs of speech impairments

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: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Brenda Gorman does not have any financial relationships to disclose. NONFINANCIAL: Dr. Gorman does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.