Multilingual children with speech sound disorders: An epilogue

Brian A. Goldstein, Sharynne McLeod

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


The purpose of Multilingual Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders in Children was to translate research into clinical practice for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working with multilingual children with speech sound disorders. The book explored both multilingual and multicultural aspects of children with speech sound disorders. To that end, 44 authors from 16 countries reported on 112 languages in 30 chapters. The book included two types of chapters. First, research chapters summarized previous research in a particular topic area, including a section on how that research translated into clinical practice. Second, translation chapters focused on translating research into practice by providing vignettes for specific geographical or linguistic contexts. A number of themes can be discerned from both the research and translation chapters in the book.The book provides a baseline for where the profession is now relative to multilingual children and their families. The historical assumption is that little is known about speech acquisition of multilingual children. This volume belies that notion. Although there are significant gaps in our understanding of speech acquisition in multilingual children, the authors in this book show that a rather robust knowledge base already exists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultilingual aspects of speech sound disorders in children
EditorsSharynne McLeod, Brian Goldstein
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherMultilingual Matters
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781847695147
ISBN (Print)9781847695123
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Grant Number

  • FT0990588


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