Tag Archives: speech language pathology

How Bilingual SLPs Can Support Children During the Silent Period

Learning a second language is a complex process, especially for a child. Second language acquisition is also very individualized. Many factors can affect how a child learns another language, including his or her family experiences, culture and literacy level. As the number of bilingual children grows, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must learn to differentiate between a language disorder and typical second language development. There may be concerns when new English Language Learners (ELLs) are quiet or silent in the classroom.  SLPs play an important role in determining whether these students are in the “silent period” phase of second language acquisition and how to support them through the process. Read More »

Top 5 Tools for SLPs

sensory activitiesWorking with students on their speech and language goals, evaluating them, and keeping lines of communication open with families can be challenging. Thanks to technology, we have a lot of resources available to help us with our daily tasks. Using these tools will help to maximize time, balance work, and keep things fresh within your sessions. 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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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 »

Goodbye and Adios

This column marks the end of a calendar year as well as the end of my tenure as a column editor for Bilingual Therapies. I can’t believe that it has been three years (January 2005) since John Consalvi, former CEO of Bilingual Therapies, invited me to be the company’s column editor, which I named ¿Qué Tal? (What’s up?). Since I began my charge, I have written 36 columns on various topics that I hoped would be of interest not only to practicing clinicians working with primarily ELL Spanish-speaking students but also, hopefully, to other professionals in the field including current students enrolled in speech and language pathology training programs. Read More »

WELCOME – ¡BIENVENIDOS! Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

January 2005 marks the middle of the first decade of a new millennium, and my appointment as your new ¿QUÉ TAL? Column Editor. I will attempt to follow the trails so carefully carved by Dr. Hart Kayser who has led all of us into thinking and reflecting on important issues affecting our daily work in delivering effective services to bilingual students and their families. Read More »