Assessment and Intervention for Speakers of Nonmainstream English Dialects
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Distinguishing between language disorder and language
difference can be a challenge when a child speaks a nonmainstream English
dialect. This journal self-study presents research findings that clinicians can
implement with this population in their practice. Two of the articles examine modifications
to scoring procedures to correct for dialect in assessments for language
impairment. The third article explores the validity of a dialect-sensitive
assessment tool. The final article examines the effects of a curriculum
designed to teach dialectal differences. In total, the assessment and
intervention strategies and tools discussed in these articles will allow SLPs
to deliver more effective services and promote academic success for children who
speak nonmainstream English dialects.
You will be able to:
scoring modifications that can be used when assessing children who speak
nonmainstream English dialects
a spontaneous language tool designed to identify language impairment in
3-year-olds who speak African-American English
a pre-kindergarten curriculum that effectively uses contrastive analysis to
promote comprehension and production of mainstream English dialect
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