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Assessing and Treating Bilinguals Who Stutter: Facts for Bilingual and Monolingual SLPs

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Introduction: When it comes to bilingual children who stutter there is still considerable amount of misinformation regarding the best recommendations on assessment and treatment. The aim of this article is to review best practices in assessment and treatment of bilingual children who stutter, to shed some light on this important yet highly misunderstood area in […]

Why Do I Have to Tell You What’s Wrong with My Child? Or On the Importance of Targeted Assessments

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A few days ago I received a phone call from a parent who was seeking a language evaluation for her child. As it is my policy with all assessments, I asked her to fill out an intake and a checklist to identify her child’s specific areas of difficulty in order to compile a comprehensive and targeted […]

Giveaway: Language Difference vs. Language Disorder: Assessment & Intervention Strategies for SLPs Working with Bilingual Children

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Language Difference vs. Language Disorder Assessment and Intervention Strategies for SLPs Working with Bilingual ChildrenToday, I am excited to introduce to you a brand new product in my bilingual/multicultural series entitled: “Language Difference vs. Language Disorder: Assessment & Intervention Strategies for SLPs Working with Bilingual Children“. This 113 slide material was created to explain  how […]

SPEECH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

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Today I am excited to tell you about another product in my assessment referral series: SPEECH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN  I created this 9 page guide to assist speech language pathologists in the decision making process of how to select assessment instruments and prioritize assessment for preschool children. In doing that you are eliminating […]

In case you missed it: The importance of targeted assessments for school aged children

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Last week I did a guest post for The Simply Speech Blog. In case you missed it,  below I offer an explanation why targeted speech language assessments are so important, as well as list helpful resources that will aid you in speech language assessment preparation. In both my hospital based job and in private practice I do a […]

The Efficacy of the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering Preschoolers

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While the prevalence of stuttering varies according to age groups (preschool, school-age, etc), the incidence of stuttering is reported to be at approximately 5%, with the onset mainly occurring during the preschool years.  Based on the above,  it is estimated that approximately 2.5% of children under 5 years of age stutter (The Stuttering Foundation). Despite the strides made by […]

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