This course covers best practice for the assessment and treatment of language disorders in school-age children learning two languages. It reviews evidence-based options in both areas, and then applies these options to practical clinical scenarios using case examples. This course is presented in partnership with Rush University.
Course created on July 9, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common language development patterns for school-age dual-language learners who have a language disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to list evidence-based options for assessing language skills in school-age dual-language learners.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for dual language support in children learning two languages.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify possible means for achieving dual language support in children learning two languages.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction & overview|
|5-15 Minutes||Background: bilingualism, social context, and language disorders|
|15-25 Minutes||Assessment principles & options|
|25-35 Minutes||Assessment case example|
|35-45 Minutes||Treatment principles & options|
|45-55 Minutes||Treatment case example|
|55-60 Minutes||Resources, Q&A|
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Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP
Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor and speech-language pathologist in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University. She teaches graduate student coursework in children’s speech and language disorders, performs outpatient speech-language assessment and treatment services, and conducts research on language disorders and their treatment in monolingual and bilingual children. She is currently conducting an NIH-funded study on school-age bilingual children with language impairment.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Rush University.
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