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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 

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Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
(Canceled) Differentiating between a Speech/Language Disorder and Typical Second Language Acquisition

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Dual Language Learners who are referred for assessment present a diagnostic challenge to Speech/Language Pathologists in the Public Schools. Thorough knowledge of the student's linguistic, cultural and economic status is crucial. Inaccurate diagnosis results in over- and under-representation of Dual Language Learners with Speech/Language disorders. These inaccuracies are common throughout the State and result in less than adequate intervention practices. This presentation proposes a sociolinguistic and informal assessment approach to diagnosis of Speech/Language disorders in Dual Language Learners.

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Margie Biddick

Speech/Language Pathologist, Medrano Biddick Speech and Language Services
I am a Private Practice Speech/Language Pathologist working in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. I supervise student clinicians at San Jose State University in the Kay Armstead Speech and Hearing Clinic. My areas of interest are Bilingual Speech/Language assessment and treatment... Read More →

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel