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Phonological Productions of Spanish-speaking Children: Assessment and Implications for Treatment

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This course will provide an overview of the phonological backgrounds of Spanish-speaking children. Dialectal considerations and phonological patterns of typically developing children and children with highly unintelligible speech will be discussed. Additional topics will include information related to assessment, treatment, and school-based issues.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list key similarities/difference between Spanish/English phonological patterns.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe specific strategies for working with bilingual children in the school-based setting.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 important considerations for determining treatment approach.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Overview of Spanish-Speaking population and phonological patterns
15-35 Minutes Assessment and Treatment
35-55 Minutes Case Study and school-based issues
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

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Raúl F. Prezas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Raúl Francisco Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University who specializes in Spanish phonology and work with bilingual children. He has investigated bilingual preschool children’s intelligibility in Spanish and English and compared measures of performance in both languages. Current and future research projects include analyses of the phonological systems of children with highly unintelligible speech as well as treatment for this population. In addition to his work in the university clinical setting, Dr. Prezas serves as a bilingual speech/language consultant for the Grand Prairie Independent School District in Grand Prairie, Texas.


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