Evidence-Based Practices for Treating Language Disorders in Dual Language Learners
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working with an increasing number of children and families who identify as
bilingual, multilingual, or dual language learners (DLLs). Researchers are
exploring strategies that are most effective for treating DLLs with language
disorders and are also evaluating cultural differences related to family
expectations in order to improve the validity of interventions. This journal
self-study explores how family expectations can impact the effectiveness of
interventions, how expectations may vary across cultures, and what SLP
interventions are considered evidence-based when working with DLLs and
culturally and linguistically diverse families. These articles are from a
two-part forum – Innovations in Clinical Practice for Dual Language Learners –
published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
You will be able to:
- Identify evidence-based strategies for children
who are Deaf or hard of hearing and multilingual
- Explore ways that SLPs can modify their
interventions to better meet the expectations of Latinx families
- Evaluate current interventions and consider
possible modifications to meet the needs of dual language learners
The following articles are included in this course:
- Adaptation of a Caregiver-Implemented Naturalistic Communication
Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Families of Mexican Immigrant Descent:
A Promising Start, by Lauren M. Cycyk, Heather W. Moore, Stephanie De
Anda, Lidia Huerta, Shaundra Méndez, Christina Patton, and Camille Bourret
- Effects of a Supplemental Spanish Phonological Awareness Intervention on
Latinx Preschoolers' Dual Language Emergent Literacy Skills, by Xigrid T.
Soto, Andres Crucet-Choi, and Howard Goldstein
- Evidence-Based Interventions for Learners Who Are Deaf and/or Multilingual:
A Systematic Quality Review, by Kathryn Crowe and Mark Guiberson
- Early Language Interventions for Young Dual Language Learners: A Scoping
Review, by Mark Guiberson and Kyliah Petrita Ferris
This course is part of Key Courses on Working with Multilingual Learners.
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.