Multilingual children with speech sound disorders: Position paper

Sharynne McLeod, Sarah Verdon, Caroline Bowen, Penelope Bacsfalvi, Kate Crowe, Barbara Davis, Anne Hesketh, Nancy Scherer, Jane Speake, Seyhun Topbas, Karla N. Washington, A. Lynn Williams, Yvonne Wren, Krisztina Zajdo, Natalia Zharkova, Elise Baker, Martin J Ball, Elaine Ballard, Avivit Ben David, B. May BernhardtMirjam Blumenthal, Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, Ferenc Bunta, Jan Edwards, Annette Fox-Boyer, Ellen Gerrits, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann , Brian A. Goldstein, Helen Grech, David Ingram, Minjung Kim, Ghada Khattab, Kathryn Kohnert, Sari Kunnari, Rebekah Lockart, Brenda Louw, Jane McCormack, Andrea A. N. MacLeod, Stefka H. Marinova-Todd, Thora Masdottir, Karen Mattock, Ineke Mennen, Vesna Mildner, Ben Munson, Sandra Neumann, Michelle Pascoe, Sue Peppe, Raul F. Prezas, Raul Rojas, Yvan Rose, Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen, Carol Stoel-Gammon, Carol Kit Sum To, Cori J. Williams, Mehmet Yavas

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Abstract

This position paper is an aspirational document for individuals who strive for the development of policies and best practices for multilingual and/or multicultural children with speech sound disorders. It is based on international understandings of professional practice. It suggests a foundation for SLPs working in health/medical, education, and community sectors, as well as professional associations, governments, and universities that prepare SLPs to promote speech and language competence for all children in the languages of their communities. It is also relevant for everyone involved with enhancing the communicative competence of multilingual children, including interpreters, educators, and other professionals, families and communities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Commissioning bodyInternational Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780987428806
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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