Language Assessment of Bilingual Children
Course Type: PowerPoint Video
The cultural diversity of our caseloads is growing exponentially. Correctly identifying children with speech and language disorders is made easier by understanding how to use 1) the referral process, 2) the interview process, 3) formal assessment, 4) alternative assessment, and 5) reporting procedures to reduce our work and create truly rich data to confidently diagnose a child.
All of the essentials for evaluating bilingual children are gathered in this mini-course. The effectiveness of this information is demonstrated in the hundreds of bilingual evaluations that we conduct each spring.
Recognize when language differences are due to true disorders or due the natural process of learning a second language. Learn the pros and cons of standard tests and how to use alternative testing techniques to correctly identify children with disorders.
Participants will be able to:
- Contrast language difference from language disorder
- Describe why it is essential to test bilingual children in both languages and why monolingual norms cannot be used with bilingual children
- List three test modifications that can be used to obtain more information when standardize test results cannot but used