Language Difference or Disorder: Dual Language Development and Disorders


This graduate course is designed for school-based speech-language pathologists, teachers, and other school personnel such as related service providers, school psychologists, and social workers who work directly with bilingual students or second language learners. This course reviews language development in both simultaneous and second language learners as compared to monolingual speakers. Participants will learn about “the gold standard” to assess a multilingual student in order to determine if there is a language difference or disorder. This course also covers the difference between common reading difficulties and reading disorders in bilingual students. It is designed for educators of all grade levels and is an important and timely topic for all considering our diversifying population and caseloads.

(Available for 3 credits)

Course Number: ED 501-5413

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