Bilingual Speech Therapy

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Bilingual Speech Therapy & eLuma

eLuma offers unparalleled online speech therapy solutions for Bilingual Therapy. We know that the key to helping these students is to first see and then unlock their incredible potential, but it all starts with their ability to communicate. Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide all of the same required services live and online, through a fully-secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, as they can in person — and can do so with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We love working with these kids and find great satisfaction in seeing them progress and succeed.

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What is Bilingual Therapy?

Bilingual therapy solutions allows students to access therapy services with native language support. Ideally, a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will provide the services, but a monolingual SLP can provide bilingual services with the appropriate use of an interpreter. When working with an interpreter, the SLP retains responsibility for selecting culturally-appropriate materials, planning therapy sessions, and leading the sessions.

When providing bilingual therapy services, SLPs need to consider the child’s language differences and disorders. This requires that the SLP be proficient in the natural process of second language acquisition and provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

The primary goals of speech-language therapy for bilingual individuals are:
  • Accurately distinguishing between presentations of communication disorders and communication differences

The performance of bilingual students in speech-language therapy must be considered within a bilingual perspective. Assessment must take both languages into consideration, and progress in intervention needs to consider the amount of exposure and learning opportunities provided to the child in each language.

Goals of Our Bilingual Speech Therapy

The primary goals of speech-language therapy for bilingual individuals are:

  • Accurately distinguishing between presentations of communication disorders and communication differences

The performance of bilingual students in speech-language therapy must be considered within a bilingual perspective. Assessment must take both languages into consideration, and progress in intervention needs to consider the amount of exposure and learning opportunities provided to the child in each language. Our bilingual therapists will help with this process.

Sources:

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bilingual Service Delivery. Available at https://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935225&section=Key_Issues.
  2. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Collaborating with Interpreters. Available at https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Collaborating-With-Interpreters/.
  3. ASHA Leader. Language Intervention from a Bilingual Mindset. Available at https://leader.pubs.asha.org/doi/full/10.1044/leader.FTR1.11102006.6.

Get a Free Consultation

If you have questions about online school based speech therapy and how it works, we invite you to check out our Why Online Therapy and How Online Therapy Works pages to learn more about how effective, affordable, and popular it really is.

If you want to learn more about how eLuma’s online speech therapy services can help your school district, we’re happy to provide a free consultation to talk through your specific needs.

eLuma School Partnerships Director

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