Tutorial: Speech Assessment for Multilingual Children Who Do Not Speak the Same Language(s) as the Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Sharynne McLeod, Sarah Verdon, Elise Baker, Martin J. Ball, Elaine Ballard, Avivit Ben David, B. May Bernhardt, Daniel Bérubé, Mirjam Blumenthal, Caroline Bowen, Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, Ferenc Bunta, Kathryn Crowe, Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, Barbara Davis, Annette Fox-Boyer, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Helen Grech, Brian Goldstein, Anne Hesketh, Suzanne Hopf, Minjung Kim, Sari Kunnari, Andrea MacLeod, Jane McCormack, Þóra (Thora) Másdóttir, Glenda Mason, Sarah Masso, Sandra Neumann, Martina Ozbič, Michelle Pascoe, Giang Pham, Rosario Román, Yvan Rose, Susan Rvachew, Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen, Seyhun Topbaş, Nancy Scherer, Jane Speake, Joseph P. Stemberger, Isao Ueda, Karla N. Washington, Carol Westby, A. Lynn Williams, Yvonne Wren, Krisztina Zajdó, Natalia Zharkova
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 2017, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • DOI: 10.1044/2017_ajslp-15-0161

Speech Assessment for Multilingual Children

What is it about?

Guidelines for speech language pathologists. on how to assess children with speech sound difficulties who are exposed to more than one language

Why is it important?

Very often speech language pathologists find it challenging to assess children who are exposed to languages that the speech language pathologist do not speak or even understand.

Perspectives

Mirjam Blumenthal
Kentalis

Speech assessment from a multilingual perspective is a challenging task for SLP's arond the world. Personally I have worked on the development of a tool called Speakaboo, www.speakaboo.io Speakaboo is aan observation instrument in 7 languages (august 2017) to be used by SLP's who do not speak the child's languages. At the monet (August 2017) it can be found free of charge in the Appstore for Ipad. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speakaboo/id1091291103?mt=8 Any comments? Please approach me via m.blumenthal@kentalis.nl

HELEN GRECH
University of Malta

It has been a great pleasure being a member of this international network that contributed to the article.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2017_ajslp-15-0161

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Natalia Zharkova, Professor Sharynne McLeod, Dr. Susan Rvachew, Dr Kathryn Crowe, Dr Barbara M Bernhardt, Giang Pham, Dr. Sandra Neumann, Dr Elise Baker, Dr. Barbara L. Davis, Dr. Yvan Rose, Dr Krisztina Zajdo, Dr Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, Jane McCormack, Lynn Williams, Sarah Masso, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Thora Másdóttir, Carol Westby, Mirjam Blumenthal, Dr Yvonne Wren, HELEN GRECH, and Elaine Ballard