Bilingual Myth-Busters Series When Young Children who Stutter are Also Bilingual: Some Thoughts About Assessment and Treatment1 The author was invited to write this article as part of ASHA Special Interest Group 14’s Perspectives of Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations Bilingual Myth-Busters Series. The increase in children raised as bilingual has increased throughout North America and worldwide. In spite of this, ... Bilingual Myth-Busters Series
Bilingual Myth-Busters Series  |   April 01, 2013
Bilingual Myth-Busters Series When Young Children who Stutter are Also Bilingual: Some Thoughts About Assessment and Treatment1
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  • Rosalee C. Shenker
    Montreal Fluency Centre
  • Disclosure: Rosalee C. Shenker has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Rosalee C. Shenker has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Bilingual Myth-Busters Series   |   April 01, 2013
Bilingual Myth-Busters Series When Young Children who Stutter are Also Bilingual: Some Thoughts About Assessment and Treatment1
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, April 2013, Vol. 20, 15-23. doi:10.1044/cds20.1.15
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, April 2013, Vol. 20, 15-23. doi:10.1044/cds20.1.15

The author was invited to write this article as part of ASHA Special Interest Group 14’s Perspectives of Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations Bilingual Myth-Busters Series. The increase in children raised as bilingual has increased throughout North America and worldwide. In spite of this, procedures and protocols for assessment and treatment of bilingual children with speech and language concerns have not kept the same pace. When clinicians treat children who are bilingual and also stutter, they have few guidelines available. This article summarizes some of the information related to stuttering in bilingual young children with an emphasis on assessment and treatment. The author pays special attention to multicultural issues in bilingual children who stutter.

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