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Course Type: Video – 1 1/2 hours

ASHA Course Code: Phonology/Articulatory Disorders – 3050

Watching and participating in the speech testing of a bilingual child is the fastest way to learn how to do it on your own. Get hands-on experience with this interactive course.

In this session, attendees can follow along with videos and see how to record assessment data, analyze the data, view dynamic assessment videos, and participate in the diagnostic decision-making process.

Level, Authors, and Disclosures

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguisitics and receives a salary from Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses and products mentioned in this presentation.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Bilingual speech assessments can be tricky because we know that sounds from one language can influence sound production in the other language of a bilingual. In this workshop, we’ll walk through the process in its entirety and give you the opportunity to transcribe what you hear, analyze your data, design a dynamic assessment, make a diagnostic decision, and set intervention goals. We’ll not only describe the three main steps of a bilingual speech evaluation in great detail. We’ll show you how we walk through each step with real clients in video case studies. We’ll also give you the opportunity to walk through the entire process yourself with guidance so that the next time you are asked to do a bilingual speech evaluation, you’ll take it on with confidence.

Participants will:

  • Analyze speech samples to make decisions about language difference versus disorder
  • Analyze test protocol forms for qualitative information to include in diagnostic decisions.
  • Select dynamic assessment targets based on speech samples.
  • Design a speech treatment plan for a student from a bilingual environment.

Time-Ordered Agenda:
05 minutes: Introduction to topic and speaker
20 minutes: A framework for conducting speech assessments of bilingual students
20 minutes: Review of two case studies
40 minutes: Interactive video case studies
05 minutes: Conclusion and questions

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