Language Assessment of Bilingual Children: Evidence and Implications
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Total run time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
This program focuses on core principles and procedures that guide valid language assessments with developing bilingual children aged 3-12. Developing bilinguals are operationally defined within the U.S. context as children who have consistent experiences with languages other than, or in addition to, English. The course goal is to translate available research into best practices for answering key clinical questions: Does the child’s ability in language fall outside the expected range? If so, how and why does it differ from his or her peers’? What is needed to improve the child’s language abilities? Is a current language-training program working? We use case studies to illustrate the assessment process and highlight available resources.
You will be able to:
- use the available empirical evidence to inform assessment practices with bilingual children
- discuss core principles that guide assessment with linguistically diverse learners
- describe procedures for data collection and interpretation when assessing language in bilingual children
- explain threats to valid assessments with bilingual children
- identify resources to be used in the assessment of developing bilingual children
This streaming video course includes online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, worksheets, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!
"Dr. Kohnert is a top researcher in the field and her deep understanding of clinical issues with bilingual clients is clearly apparent."— Alejandro E, Brice, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor.
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