Early Intervention Assessment for Children who are Dual Language Learners
When evaluating the language skills of young children who are dual language learners, we need to consider new factors and select appropriate assessment tools. This workshop will review best practices such as critical linguistic history questions, collaboration with interpreters, and selection of appropriate measures. These best practices will help evaluators distinguish language delays from language differences in children ages birth to 5.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe critical information to gather in linguistic history
- Compare and contrast a language delay and a language difference
- Determine the appropriateness of assessment tools for children who are learning both English and another language
- Summarize best practices for collaborating with interpreters
Infant/Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Staff
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.