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 Working With Bilingual Children
In order to work effectively with bilingual populations, it is important to understand general characteristics of the population and create a foundation of knowledge. This chapter provides an overview of working with bilingual children, along with a discussion of important considerations.
2. Speech and Language Assessment of Bilingual Children
In order to properly diagnose and recommend potential services for bilingual children, a comprehensive speech and language evaluation in both languages is critical. This chapter provides general information related to the identification and assessment of speech and language characteristics in bilingual children. Topics include federal guidelines, dialect versus disorder, and specific assessment recommendations, with an emphasis on speech sound disorders.
3. Working With Interpreters
During a bilingual evaluation, it is sometimes necessary to obtain assistance from interpreters. This chapter provides information related to selecting, working with, and training interpreters for the speech and language evaluation process. Strategies and tips for working with interpreters will be provided.
4. Ethnographic Interviews and other Considerations
In order to gather adequate information related to a bilingual child’s abilities and history, it is sometimes necessary to conduct alternative analyses. This chapter covers additional considerations for assessing bilingual children, which include conducting an ethnographic interview, dynamic assessment, and the exploration of multiperspective identity.