Kari Comer, our IDS Featured Clinician!
Kari will be joining the IDS Facebook Community next week (October 3 - 7) as the Featured Clinician. Ask her any questions you have about children's Speech/Language Development!
Speech-Language Pathology is the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders.
Speech-Language Pathologists work with a variety of communication disorders: articulation, fluency, voice, swallowing, spoken language, written language, social-communication, and cognitive-communication. As a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who works with families and professionals in numerous countries, I am often asked about resources for children who are exposed to more than one language. Below are several from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):
For those of you who are concerned about the ages your child should master a specific sound, here is a resource that organizes phoneme (sound) development by spoken language.
Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s language development are often concerned about exposing them to more than one language. Here is another resource from ASHA that discusses the benefits of bilingualism.
For professionals working with clients who are exposed to more than one language, here is a manual you might find helpful. It is organized by language and includes cultural norms and expectations, history of the country and language, and language rules.