Investigation of Bilingualism Knowledge of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Students
Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSSLP)
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Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences, Bilingual, Bilingualism, Academic, Treatment, Diagnosis, Survey
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The purpose of this thesis was to administer a survey to obtain information on practicing Speech-Language Pathologists’ (SLPs) knowledge of bilingual issues, while also considering whether any academic background on bilingualism guides SLP’s diagnostic and treatment options. This was done by comparing survey results of practicing SLPs with different academic backgrounds on bilingualism with current Master’s students registered at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Masters’ program at Florida International University (FIU). The survey consisted of 26 questions that examined participant’s history, and bilingual knowledge.
Data was collected from 89 surveys. Data analyses showed that students and SLPs with a strong educational background on bilingualism had a tendency to prefer answers that correspond to recent research findings on bilingualism than students and SLPs with no or little educational background on bilingualism. These results suggest that academic background on bilingualism guides assessment interpretations and treatment options of bilingual clients.
Leon, Michelle, "Investigation of Bilingualism Knowledge of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Students" (2015). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2177.
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