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New Assessment Could Reduce Learning Disorder Misdiagnoses Among Bilingual Children

As a San Francisco-based speech-language consultant in the mid-1980s, Elizabeth Peña noticed a discouraging trend. At one elementary school, speech-language pathologists had diagnosed every English-Spanish bilingual kindergartner with a language learning disability.

Researchers Get $2.3 Million Grant to Help Bilingual First Graders Overcome Language Impairments

Speech-language researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help Central Texas first graders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds overcome language impairments.

Grants Totaling $1.6 Million Support Students in Treating Speech-Language Impairment among Bilingual Children

Two professors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin have received grants totaling $1.6 million to improve treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children with communication disorders, such as speech-language-hearing disabilities. The grants, both from the Office of Special Education in the U.S. Department of Education,…   » Continue Reading