Working With English Language Learners in Preschool Settings Nearly one out of every five children speaks a language other than English in the home. It is difficult to determine language difference versus disorder. Speech-language pathologists who serve preschool-aged children are being asked to serve typically developing second language learners and work without the assistance of an interpreter/translator. It ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2010
Working With English Language Learners in Preschool Settings
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  • Andrea “Deedee” Moxley
    Office of Multicultural Affairs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Language Disorders / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2010
Working With English Language Learners in Preschool Settings
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2010, Vol. 17, 4-10. doi:10.1044/cds17.1.4
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2010, Vol. 17, 4-10. doi:10.1044/cds17.1.4
Abstract

Nearly one out of every five children speaks a language other than English in the home. It is difficult to determine language difference versus disorder. Speech-language pathologists who serve preschool-aged children are being asked to serve typically developing second language learners and work without the assistance of an interpreter/translator. It is important to be familiar with legislation, ASHA policy, and research to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

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