Creating an inclusive classroom environment where students feel welcome, seen, and safe is key to a successful school year. When school staff promotes diversity and inclusion in the classroom, students are given a daily opportunity to practice acceptance and open-mindedness.
Bilingual Therapies Blog
The role of an interpreter is more than simply repeating words between languages. Rather, it is a role that requires the ability to fluently speak two or more languages, in addition to the ability to thoroughly understand the cultures to effectively translate even the subtlest of nuances.
Springtime welcomes an abundance of opportunity for incorporating seasonal crafts and play in sessions. Creating speech therapy activities according to the season is a great way to keep lessons fresh and relevant for your students. These lessons can be created considering the language needs for both monolingual and English language learners. To help you get […]
By Raquel Martinez Suh MA, CCC-SLP As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to close the celebration by sharing the experiences of a Latina SLP in her path of growing up bilingual and bicultural and becoming a bilingual speech and language pathologist. Raquel Martinez Suh has work experience as a bilingual language pathologist for […]
More than 21 percent of the U.S. population—or 60.3 million people—speak a language other than English at home, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, and those figures continue to rise. As a result, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the United States are seeing increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients. The large […]
With a growing multicultural population, the need for bilingual school professionals is increasing. This means that there is a high demand for expert speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, sign language interpreters, and school psychologists and an even higher demand for those that are bilingual. Unfortunately, there are current shortages of speech-language pathologists and some areas do […]
Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) have a unique skillset. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, only 6.5% of speech-language pathologists identify as being bilingual or multilingual. Not only are they experts in typical language development and communication disorders in their native language, but they also understand the same concepts in another language. As we celebrate Better […]
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that can results in difficulty reading. There are several resources for school-based professionals to utilize in order to assist students coping with dyslexia. There is no cure for dyslexia however there are strategies that school-based professionals can use to assist students with. We have included a few of those […]
Story starters serve as prompts to help students create a story. This activity is useful in therapy sessions with students who are working on narrative, syntax, or social skills. SLPs can take advantage of this strategy to work with bilingual students in a less biased way than traditional language therapy. Story starters will allow you […]
Summer is a wonderful opportunity for School Speech Language Pathologists to rest and recharge from the school year. Not only does it provide School SLPs with time to take a break, it is also a great chance to focus on career advancement whether that is continuing education, planning for the upcoming school year or looking […]