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Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology

Check out our discussions on the benefits of and research supporting bilingualism. Learn more about overcoming obstacles as a bilingual therapist and how to facilitate speech-language therapy success with bilingual children.

Myths About Bilingual Children
Brenda K. Gorman, PH.D, discusses the myths of bilingualism in children with the CEO of Lingua Health and Grupo Lingua, John Consalvi, M.A. CCC-SLP.

 

Can Special Needs Kids be Bilingual?
Brenda K. Gorman, PH.D and John Consalvi, CEO of Lingua Health and Grupo Lingua, M.A. CCC-SLP, discuss the research supporting bilingualism for special needs children as well the importance of maintaining a family’s native language and goals for bilingualism.

 

Overcoming Barriers
Carrie Slaymaker, M.A., CCC-SLP discusses overcoming the obstacles therapists face when the language spoken in the home is different from that spoken in school.

 

Selecting a Graduate Program
Brenda Gorman, PH.D., CCC-SLP, addresses questions from undergraduates that are considering bilingual speech-language pathology graduate programs.

 

Trends & Benefits of Bilingualism
Brenda Gorman, PH.D., CCC-SLP, and John Consalvi, MA CCC-SLP, CEO of Lingua Health and Grupo Lingua, discuss the benefits of and research supporting bilingualism.

 

Key Components of Bilingual Language Assessment
Brenda Gorman, PH.D., CCC-SLP, Advisory Clinical Director, speaks with John Consalvi, CEO of Lingua Health and Grupo Lingua, about the four key components of bilingual language assessment. Brenda recommends and explains Ronald B. Gillam’s language assessment model.

 

Choosing the Language of Intervention
Brenda K. Gorman, PH.D.,CCC-SLP, discusses how to determine the language of intervention as well as the benefits and strategies of bilingual intervention. Dr. Gorman is an assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences Speech Pathology and Audiology program at Marquette University where she helps coordinate the Bilingual English/Spanish (BIES) certificate training program. She also serves as the Advisory Clinical Director for Grupo Lingua and Lingua Health.

 

Autistic Children Benefit When Allowed to Remain Bilingual
Carrie Slaymaker, M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses the benefit of enabling autistic children to remain bilingual when different languages are used in the home and academic setting.

 

Facilitating Bilingual Speech-Language Development
Carrie Slaymaker, M.A., CCC-SLP discusses how speech-language pathology therapists can help parents raise bilingual children and how to facilitate speech-language therapy success with bilingual children.

 

Bilingual Speech-Language Success: Overcoming Stuttering
Brenda K. Gorman, PH.D shares a bilingual speech-language pathology clinical success story in overcoming stuttering.

 

Considering a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Career
Brenda K. Gorman, PH.D discusses the growing demand for bilingual speech-language pathologists and how demographic changes in the United States have contributed to this trend. She also highlights how she chose to pursue a career in bilingual speech-language pathology.

 

Advice on Becoming a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

John Consalvi, M.A. CCC-SLP, shares with Carrie Slaymaker, M.A. CCC-SLP, his advice on becoming a bilingual speech-language pathologist. For undergraduates, John discusses factors to consider when selecting a graduate program and the time commitment and experience required to become a competent and seasoned clinician. John also advises on finding the right placement to practice as a bilingual SLP.