Diagnosing speech sound disorders and identifying intervention targets for children who speak a language you do not speak is a challenging process. Learn how to incorporate the most current research findings about children from diverse language backgrounds into the assessment and intervention process.
This workshop will equip practitioners with the tools, resources, and confidence needed to make accurate diagnostic decisions for children who speak any language(s).
Level, Authors, and Disclosures
FINANCIAL: Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguistics and she receives a salary. She also receives royalties from books and tests mentioned in the presentation. Scott Prath is employed at Bilinguistics and receives a salary. He also receives royalties from books and tests mentioned in the presentation.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: None to disclose.
We will walk through the steps necessary to conduct an effective evaluation, taking into consideration family culture, language exposure and use, and learning potential. This workshop will equip practitioners with the tools, resources, and confidence needed to make accurate diagnostic decisions for children who speak any language(s).
We share a 3-step process for bilingual speech evaluations. These steps incorporate shared and unshared sounds, rules for how sounds can be combined in different languages, and developmental norms. We discuss the framework, apply it, and show case studies with bilingual speech-language pathologists as well as monolingual speech-language pathologists working with interpreters.
Speech-language pathologists who work with children who speak a language other than English will build confidence in their assessment and intervention skills. This will increase diagnostic accuracy and facilitate intervention with effective targets.
Describe expected patterns versus unexpected errors in bilingual speech production
List the three steps needed in a bilingual speech evaluation
Identify appropriate speech targets for bilingual children with speech sound disorders
10 minutes: Introduction to the Topic
15 minutes: Highlights of Current Research on Multilingual Speech Development and Speech Sound Disorders
15 minutes: 3 Steps in a Bilingual Speech Assessment