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Bilingual Children with Speech and Language Difficulties

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Bilingual Children with Speech and Language Difficulties

What is this course?

This Masterclass looks at practice, equitable assessment and treatment for children who speak two or more languages, and experience speech and language difficulties affecting both/all of their languages. This evidence-based course examines this challenging but rewarding area, providing not only theory, but how to apply this to professional practice.

Interested to find out more about this subject? Why not read Sean’s thought-provoking and informative blog here.

You may also be interested in another related blog focusing on speech sound disorders by Dr Pert. To read this click here.

Start date Monday 28 March 2022

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00 - £120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

Course presenter: Dr Sean Pert

Speech and Language Therapist and Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester.

Dr Pert is a speech and language therapist with more than 25 years experience in both the NHS and Charity sector. He has published research papers, clinical guidelines, book chapters and assessments on bilingualism, as well as delivering specialist services to bilingual children and their families. He teaches on Clinical Education, Clinical Phonetics and Bilingualism at the University of Manchester teaches and has won the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation on an unprecedented three occasions, as well as The University of Manchester’s Making a Difference Award for Social Responsibility for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity.

He was nominated for Most Inspiring Lecturer by his students.

Find out more about Dr Pert’s professional interests and activities:

Why attend this course?

  • You work with children whose home language is not English and you want to evidence best practice in meeting their needs.
  • You worry that you might miss a language learning difficulty because of the bilingualism
  • You want to understand best practice when it comes to use of interpreters
  • You want to be able to build up your own specialist knowledge to be able to advise within your setting or team.

Who is this course for?

This training is a superb introduction to this important and far-reaching topic, and is highly suitable for:

  • Speech and language therapists
  • Outreach, advisory and specialist teachers
  • Classroom teachers

Course topics

  • How do we differentiate typical bilingual language acquisition from language learning difficulties?
  • What is best practice for bilingual children with speech and/or language difficulties?
  • Which language(s) should we use to assess and deliver support to bilingual children?
  • What can I do to make my practice more effective with bilingual children?
  • What is the best way to work with interpreters?
  • How can we involve bilingual parents and those who have limited English language skills?

What people are saying about this course

Very relevant and helpful. I will be changing so much of what I do with bilingual children – speech and language therapist

Fantastic course! I feel well informed and more enthusiastic about working with my bilingual families – thank you! – speech and language therapist

Extremely informative and useful and actually quite radical! Dr Pert is very approachable, knowledgable and impressive as a clinician and researcher – – speech and language therapist


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