Category: Special Feature

Bilingual Therapies Celebrates Read Across America Day

Bilingual Therapies always has a wonderful time celebrating Read Across America, but this year was extra special as the theme was “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers”. I loved to read as a child and vividly remember reading stories from the Childcraft book “Children Everyone”.  This book had stories of children from around the world and as I read the stories, I was transported to faraway places where I learned about the languages they spoke and how they lived.  Reflecting on this, I now realize that this was my first experience with culturally and linguistically diverse literature.  My parents fostered my love of reading by taking me to the library and I checked out so many different types of books from mysteries like “Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island” to books that I later found out they were banned in some places (“Summer of My German Soldier” and “Outsiders”). Read More »

2019 Bilingual Symposium for Service Providers with Bilingual Populations

Bilingual service providers don’t always have many options for continuing education opportunities that focus on bilingual populations.  This was a concern for us at Bilingual Therapies, as we predominately work with bilingual professionals, so we did something about it...

"Since 2001 we have been organizing this unique symposium that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide us with the most current resources for bilingual assessment and intervention."
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Spotlight on ASHA 2018

BT ASHA 2018 Spotlight Bilingual Therapies was elated to have two of their clinical fellows present at this year’s ASHA Convention in Boston.  We know that the clinical fellowship year is a fast-paced journey, but Annette Cano and Michelle Hernandez found time to fit the convention into their busy schedules.  Both presented posters that highlighted their graduate thesis work.  Melissa White dropped by their poster presentations to get more information about their studies and ask them what information they wanted SLPs to take back to their practice. Read More »

2018 Symposium for Service Providers with Bilingual Populations

Bilingual Symposium 2018Are you a speech pathologist, audiologist, school psychologist, or student who supports or would like to serve bilingual clients? Would you like to earn CEUs during the day, and have some fun at night? Whether you're a foodie, music buff, or sight-seeing fanatic, this location has it all! If you're already dreaming up your Vegas plans, you should also plan on attending our 2018 Bilingual Symposium this summer! Read More »

World Down Syndrome Day: Socks and Role Models

lots of socks world down syndrome dayIt’s World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), started initially by the United Nations. This significant day means the world will unite in recognition and awareness the only logical way it knows how: by donning colorful footwear. While getting creative with your choice of socks is a good way to celebrate pretty much anything, credit for this particular "Lots of Socks" initiative goes to entrepreneur and Long Island native John Cronin. Upon his graduation from high school in 2016, John, who has Down syndrome, founded John’s Crazy Socks with his father, Mark, inspired by John’s own lifelong affinity for wacky socks. Since then, they’ve sold hundreds of thousands of pairs of socks featuring wild and flashy designs to customers around the world, including luminaries like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read More »

Luck of the Irish

luck of IrishMarch means it’s time to dress up in green and embrace your inner Irish self. Even if you are not Irish, kids and adults enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day each March. Younger children will enjoy learning about the stories of leprechauns. Kids who are new to our country may not be as familiar with St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish folklore. Take time to introduce them to some tales associated with leprechauns. A fun story to begin with is How to Catch a Leprechaun/Cómo Atrapar a un Duende by Adam Wallace. It will be a great start to chatting about how they would work on trapping these tricky lads. Read More »