This presentation provides an overview of the needs of bilingual children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Current best practices on diagnosis, assessment and treatment for CAS will be explored for bilingual populations, including treatment approaches and language choice(s) to increase functional communication and generalization across languages.
- Utilize motor learning principles in treatment for bilingual or non-English speaking children with CAS.
- Adapt current treatment approaches to match the needs of individual clients from other language backgrounds.
- Apply principles of treatment for CAS to multiple language environments.
Minutes 1 – 10 CAS – Etiology and Signs in Monolinguals and Application to Bilinguals
Minutes 11 – 30 Assessment of Children with CAS who are Bilingual – Building from a Monolingual Framework
Minutes 31 – 40 Current Treatment Approaches for CAS – Focus on Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing
Minutes 41- 65 Treating CAS in different bilingual environments
Minutes 66 – 70 Summary
Minutes 71 – 90 Question and Answers