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1601: Bilingual SE - Introduction

Bilingual (Spanish/English) assessment focuses on identifying language disorder among bilingual children, i.e., children whose native language is Spanish and who are learning English as a second language. In the past such children have often been either over diagnosed, failing to consider English as the second language, or under diagnosed, assuming that more time was needed to master English. Recent research has addressed these issues, highlighting the need for language assessments that are comparable in each language and that have normative data on bilingual speakers. These issues and more will be covered in this course.

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 30 minutes

Learner outcomes:

  • Provide rationale for assessing language development in both Spanish and English.
  • Recognize the importance of language sample analysis in the assessment process.
  • List three challenges associated with bilingual language assessment.

At this time, ASHA will not accept this course for Professional Development Hours.

Materials needed:

  • Adobe Reader® or other PDF reader which is needed to view document files.

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