I have been lucky in my career: I have worked with some of the best bilingual families around. The only downside is that I didn’t have any handouts or material in Spanish to give to parents at meetings to help them understand what is happening during the evaluation process. So I have had to convey everything during the meeting and we all know that it is difficult to explain everything during a meeting. Meetings are only so long and parents can only absorb so much information before they hit a “saturation point.”
I finally got around to creating a resource that I can give to parents at every step of the process that will help them understand what is happening. What’s great is that they can have something to review later at their own speech in their own language. I find it’s information overload a meetings!
Here’s what’s included in the Bilingual Speech Therapy Handouts in Spanish and English:
- What is school-based speech therapy?
- Speech therapy/Language Therapy
- The Referral Process
- The Eligibility Process
- Speech and Language Evaluation
- Bilingual Language Evaluation
- Determining language dominance
- Causes of speech impairment & parent guilt
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Oral Language Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Social Language
Included in the packet is: Spanish only PDFs, English only PDFs, and a bilingual version that is every other page so that you can quickly print back-to-back. I recommend printing back-to-back because some families have members who speak Spanish and others that speak English.
I think this handout packet will be a lifesaver for you — buy it now. Feel free to email or comment if you have any additional questions for me! Thank you so much!