presented by Raul F. Prezas
Financial: Raul Prezas receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Raul Prezas is an ASHA member and developed and collected data on Spanish intervention approach and assessments that are discussed in the courses.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Raul F. Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Raul Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Services at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has several years of clinical experience in the university, public school, and home health settings, particularly working with bilingual children and their families. Dr. Prezas has served as a bilingual speech-language evaluator…Read full bio
1. Overview of Bilingual Phonological Intervention
In order to discuss production practice words and target selection for bilingual children, it is important to understand phonological intervention with bilingual populations. This chapter provides an overview of treatment considerations for all bilingual populations (e.g., shared versus unshared sounds).
2. Choosing Appropriate Production Practice Words
This chapter provides strategies and recommendations for choosing appropriate production practice words. Topics include word choice, word list examples, dialectal considerations (e.g., in Spanish), and the impact of stimulability.
3. A Group Therapy Model
A group therapy model for working with bilingual children with highly unintelligible speech is an important consideration, given the reality of working in the school setting (e.g., large caseload). This chapter provides information related to the implementation of a pattern-oriented phonological remediation approach for Spanish-speaking children in a group setting.
4. Tips for Monolingual Clinicians Working With Bilingual Children
This chapter provides recommendations and tips for monolingual clinicians working with bilingual populations. Innovative strategies for providing therapy when a language barrier is present is discussed.