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SLP Course Details

Course # 5240
Phonological Productions of Spanish-speaking Children: Assessment and Implications for Treatment

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

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Course Abstract

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.

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

Average Rating

(36 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Member on March 13, 2012
The presenter spoke clearly and at a reasonable rate. Course content was thorough.
Review by: Member on March 13, 2012
well organized & presented
Review by: Member on March 9, 2012
I found the information will be directly useful in assessing and in developing treatment plans for the Spanish speaking and bilingual children on my caseload.
Review by: Member on March 8, 2012
I am glad it emphasized the differences between the dialects and provided examples of them.
Review by: Member on March 7, 2012
It answered some of my questions as a monolingual SLP.
Review by: Member on March 7, 2012
Material well presented and organized. Very pertinent and consistent with possible dialectal features when treating bilingual patients.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
I felt that the speaker really knew what he was talking about.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Very practical discussion of assessment and approaches to therapy.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
explained all concepts presented
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Very specific hierarchy of what sounds/processes to target in Spanish was provided which is the first time I have encountered that. Wish I had access to this last year when I worked with bilingual children!
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Very well laid out. The Power point matched the presentation. Speaker was very knowledgeable.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
I appreciated the recommendations for targeting phonological deviations in bilingual children, particularly with emphasis on dialect.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Very easy to follow - well organized; important, useful information
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Organized handout and presentation flowed well. Great command of subject material.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
Presenter stuck to his outline.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2012
The presenter delivered an organized lecture. Handouts were great.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

ra l f prezas

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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