The number of individuals who communicate in languages and dialects that differ from Standard American English (SAE) continues to grow in the U.S., yet the vast majority of SLPs are monolingual speakers of SAE. This course will introduce participants to evidence-based strategies and methods for planning and implementing assessments for multilinguals who do not speak the same language(s) as the evaluating SLP. It will also discuss resources for determining difference versus disorders in these individuals.
Course created on August 18, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list considerations for determining why, when, and how to assess multilinguals.
- After this course, participants will be able to apply research findings to the selection and use of assessment methods for multilinguals.
- After this course, participants will be able to utilize appropriate resources to assist in the critical analysis necessary for determining difference vs disorder.
|5-15 Minutes||Identifying problems and proposed solutions in assessments of Dual Language Learners (DLLs)|
|15-25 Minutes||Gathering critical information from caregivers|
|25-35 Minutes||Effective collaboration with interpreters and translators|
|35-55 Minutes||An assessment protocol: EB tools and procedures for determining difference vs disorders|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Fe González-Murray, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches and supervises students in clinical rotations, including a bilingual evaluation and therapy team. Prior to joining the NAU faculty, Dr. González-Murray worked as an SLP for 25 years in various settings, including early intervention, schools, and medical settings.
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