Working With Neurologically Impaired Non-English Speakers: Suggestions for the Unilingual Clinician Many of us will inevitably find ourselves in contact with a patient who does not speak the same language as we do. Yet, we are expected to provide a comprehensive examination/assessment of her/his language abilities. If a patient presents with issues in terms of vocal pathology or even a fluency ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1997
Working With Neurologically Impaired Non-English Speakers: Suggestions for the Unilingual Clinician
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  • Nancy Eng
    Saint John's University, Jamaica, NY
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Article   |   July 01, 1997
Working With Neurologically Impaired Non-English Speakers: Suggestions for the Unilingual Clinician
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1997, Vol. 3, 15. doi:10.1044/cds3.2.15
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1997, Vol. 3, 15. doi:10.1044/cds3.2.15
Many of us will inevitably find ourselves in contact with a patient who does not speak the same language as we do. Yet, we are expected to provide a comprehensive examination/assessment of her/his language abilities. If a patient presents with issues in terms of vocal pathology or even a fluency disorder, then perhaps this is an easier assignment. If, however, we are expected to conduct an assessment of the patient’s language system, then knowledge of her/his language system would almost be imperative.
Being employed in a multilingual setting, on many occasions I have been asked to conduct a language assessment of a brain-damage patient who does not speak any of my languages. Because of these common experiences in my job setting and because of my bilingual skills, I have come up with some ideas on managing these situations.
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