Working with Bilingual Language Disability

Bilingualism is set among the subject variables rather than apart from them since it plays an intrinsic part in the subject's language and overall development, just as much as do learning ability and emotional equilibrium and the rest.

Working with Bilingual Language Disability

Working with Bilingual Language Disability

The decision to write this book was taken by a group of practising speech therapists who worked with bilingually language handi capped children in the UK. They formed a professional interest group called the Specific Interest Group in Bilingualism because of the need felt by speech therapists to have some forum for discuss ing the challenges posed by the assessment and treatment of the bilingually language handicapped. In these regular discussion groups it became clear that similar experiences were encountered by all speech therapists working with these client populations up and down the country. They centred on managing the linguistic diversity, the need for develop mental language information, the need for appropriate assessment protocols, the recruitment of bilingual staff and appreciating the positive perspective of working in this field. In the UK the range of languages is extensive. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Ukranian, Hong Kong Chinese, Vietnamese Chinese, Creole, Black English, Bengali, Gujerati and Panjabi cover the main ethnolinguistic groups. In the 1987 ILEA language census over 140 languages were recorded as being spoken in London.

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Working with Bilingual Language Disability
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Deirdre M. Duncan
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-20 - Publisher: Springer

The decision to write this book was taken by a group of practising speech therapists who worked with bilingually language handi capped children in the UK. They formed a professional interest group called the Specific Interest Group in Bilingualism because of the need felt by speech therapists to have some
Communication Difficulties in Childhood
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: James Law, Alison Parkinson, Rashmin Tamhne
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-22 - Publisher: CRC Press

For the vast majority of children acquiring speech and language skills is an effortless process. However there is a sizeable proportion of children for whom this is not true. Difficulties they experience may be associated with other conditions such as cleft palate or hearing loss or they may have no
Multilingual Perspectives on Child Language Disorders
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Janet L. Patterson, Barbara L. Rodríguez
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-05 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This book investigates language disorders in children who speak languages other than, or in addition to, English. The chapters in the first section of the volume focus on language disorders associated with four different syndromes in multilingual populations and contexts. This section discusses language disorders associated with autism spectrum disorders,
Language Disabilities in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Deirdre Martin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Language Disabilities in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity offers a new approach to understanding the familiar dilemma of disentangling difficulties in communication for learners developing the language of schooling. The author takes a socio-cultural Vygotskian approach to reinterpret international research in language disabilities, namely specific language impairment, communication difficulties, dyslexia and
Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: José G. Centeno, Raquel Teresa Anderson, Loraine K. Obler
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This book bridges the gap in the literature on Hispanic individuals for student clinicians and professionals in Speech-Language Pathology/Speech Therapy. It links empirical and theoretical bases to evidence-based practices for child and adult Spanish users. This volume provides both students and licensed professionals in speech-language pathology much-needed multidisciplinary bases to