Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Overview: Evaluation of African American and English Learner Students Presented by Maret Wilson, M.A., CCC-SLP

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In this presentation, participants will become familiar with typical bilingual language development, and learn how the grammatical and phonetic structure of Language 1 may influence Language 2. Participants will also understand how the stages of bilingual language acquisition can affect testing outcomes which may lead to over -identification. CA Educational Code will be discussed and therapists will learn when testing is needed in primary language. In addition, resources will be

provided that will assist participants in determining language difference vs. disorder when an interpreter or standardized test is not available.

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