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In this video, Dr. Gorman interviews Dr. Brice about how he responds to common questions that parents ask about how to raise bilingual children.  He also addresses important myths.

Dr. Gorman addresses the common question of whether or not bilingualism slows down children’s language development.   She defines what late-talking is, summarizes important research on the topic, and makes recommendations for parents whose children exhibit late-talking.

This video is wonderful resource in Spanish to be shared with parents.  Carolina Zúñiga Solarte presents an easy, enjoyable, evidence-based way in which parents can share storybooks with their children.  Young children, particularly those with language impairment, are not always interested in just sitting and listening to a book read to them.  Dialogic reading is a flexible way of talking about pictures and events in books that are interesting to the child.  

Caitlin Panke gives a live presentation to a group of school-based speech-language pathologists on evidence-based strategies for bilingual children.

Dr. Gorman and Dr. Brice address the topic of language intervention for bilingual children.  Clinicians and parents often believe that they have to choose one language or the other for intervention; it is assumed that children with language impairment will be hindered by two languages.  Dr. Gorman discusses why this is not the case and provides a summary of current research.  She then shares a case example and suggests several ways in which clinicians can plan intervention to address children’s needs in both languages.  

Dr. Brice discusses what it takes to be an effective bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP).  Bilingual learners are an extremely heterogeneous group for whom a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective.  Speech-language pathologists need a strong knowledge base and skill set to provide evidence-based assessment, intervention and counseling services for bilingual clients, their families, and other professionals who work with them.