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Essentials Every Bilingual SLP Needs to Know

1.0 Hours
27
Audio

Course Description

In this course, Dr. Morelli shares information to educate and accelerate the competency of the bilingual, and monolingual, SLP. She stresses the need for bilingual SLPs, formal and informal evaluation techniques and dos and don’ts, ideas for parents at home, and the process of becoming a “bilingual service provider.” For the English speaking SLP she emphasizes the importance of using trained interpreters.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Explain two reasons why there is a major need for bilingual therapists. 
2
Describe the benefits of using “trained” interpreters. 
3
Summarize the components of the bilingual evaluation process. 
4
Explain the benefits of being fluent in the language, as well as well versed in the culture of the child.
About Presenters

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.

Karla Morelli

SLPD, CCC-SLP

Karla Morelli is an ASHA-certified bilingual speech-language pathologist who has worked with children and adults in various settings for the past 18 years. As an owner of KarDi Bilingual Therapy, PLLC, Dr. Morelli specializes in bilingual consulting and bilingual speech-language therapy services. As a bilingual speech-language pathologist, she specializes in working with Spanish speaking children and their families. In 2009 Dr. Morelli received the ASHA Diversity Champions Award for her involvement of advocating with school administrators for appropriate services to all students, regardless of language background. In addition to bilingualism, she also specializes in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, selective mutism, articulation, phonology, language disorders, brain injury, behavioral disorders, and literacy.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Introduction; The need for bilingual SLPs
5 min: The SLPs obligation to meet our bilingual children’s needs; finding interpreters
5 min: The importance of “trained” interpreters
5 min: The unique characteristics and benefits of being a bilingual SLP
15 min: The formal and informal evaluation; dos and don’ts
8 min: Suggestions for parents; differences, delays, and disorders
5 min: The extensive process of becoming a “bilingual service provider”
12 min: Questions & Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart
Financial Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationship exists.
Disclosure Statement for Karla Morelli
Financial Karla Morelli received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Karla Morelli

SLPD, CCC-SLP

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