2016 Symposium for Speech-Language Pathologists with Bilingual Populations

Symposium-Share-ImageAre you a monolingual speech-language pathologist with a bilingual population? Then you'll want to attend the Bilingual Symposium. The premier event for monolingual and bilingual speech-language pathologists will be hosted in Los Cabos, Mexico on July 14-17! In a three-day event set on the beaches of Los Cabos, learn about...

  • How to identify bilingual children with language disorders
  • The best practices for working with ELL/ESL students with language and learning disabilities
  • How to overcome the limited development resources for bilingual children
Here's what past attendees have to say about the Symposium:
"I was very impressed with the speakers, topics, and fellow SLP's who attended the conference. It was wonderful to meet with other practicing SLP's who know to assess and treat our clients in both their native language as well as their L2." "Excellent conference as always! I’ve attended the Symposium for the last 10 years and I always come away with something new that I can use in my practice." "Love the symposium for the locations and cultural climates - really helps us understand others more deeply." "I know that Bilingual Therapies focuses on bilingual therapists, but there are many therapists (like myself) who are not bilingual who would find this information helpful (as we work with numerous bilingual children)."
Did we mention you can earn up to 1.1 ASHA CEUs by attending? So pack your bags and join Bilingual Therapies for its 16th annual Bilingual Symposium hosted at the luxurious Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf and Resort! Click here to register for the 2016 Bilingual Symposium. Read More »

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rainy day therapy activitiesApril showers bring May flowers, but the gloomy weather can leave people feeling blue. Why not embrace the rain and puddles to have some fun outside with speech and language goals? Have kids wear rain boots and grab some umbrellas to head outside or into a bigger space to enjoy some fun rain-themed games. Read More »