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Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in Knoxville, Tennessee Presents:

The 19th Annual Sol Adler Memorial Conference

Bilingual Children with Language Impairment:
Assessment and Treatment


Morning Session: Bilingual Children and Primary Language Impairment: Separating Differences from Disorders

  • This session will address the assessment of language and language-related areas in developing bilinguals. Developing bilinguals are operationally defined as children who have consistent experiences with languages other than, or in addition to, English. The presenter will review current research that informs best practices, then describe key assessment principles and procedures.

Lunch: Lunch options will be made available soon

Afternoon Session: Treating Bilingual Children with Language Impairment (LI): Evidence and Options

  • This session will address how we can support both languages needed by bilingual children with LI, particularly when there is a mismatch between client and clinician languages. This session will consider evidence from recent treatment studies with bilingual children. These studies exploit technological, theoretical and empirical advances to offer options for multi-pronged action plans.

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Kathryn Kohnert, PhD., CCC-SLP photo

Kathryn Kohnert, PhD., CCC-SLP is Professor Emeritus in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, where she founded the Bilingual-Multicultural Emphasis Program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Kohnertís research focuses on language and cognition in diverse populations. She has authored more than 75 research articles and book chapters, several intervention programs and the book Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults. She has received numerous awards for teaching, research and professional service. Dr. Kohnert is also a nationally certified bilingual speech-language pathologist, two-time Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and an ASHA Fellow.

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