Ask the experts: “How can we best assess the language skills of bilingual children? How can we offer therapy for bilingual children in their home language in light of limited resources?”

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Abstract

If an SLT does not share a child’s home language, this can present a set of unique challenges. Th e SLT has no direct access to the child’s home language and cannot use their previous experiences to inform their clinical decision making (RCSLT SIG Bilingualism, 2006). Th e SLT must identify typical development patterns of the child’s home language and evaluate the child’s current abilities in the main community language (often English), without comparing them to the monolingual normative data for either language (RCSLT, 2007).

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages1
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue numberMarch 2015
StatePublished - Mar 2015