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A Report to the Commission of 125 and The University of Texas at Austin Community

A Report to the Commission of 125 and The University of Texas at Austin Community

William Powers Jr. President The University of Texas at Austin I have never been prouder to be a Longhorn, with thousands of students, faculty, alumni, and friends around the world who continue their strong support for the University they love and cherish. I can’t thank each of you individually, but I do need to recognize…   » Continue Reading

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

According to the 2000 census, nearly one-third of Texans ages 5 years and older speak Spanish at home. Add the under-5 population and the percentage is even higher. Due to continued immigration and globalism, the bilingual population will continue to grow in Texas. Five to 8 percent of preschoolers experience a speech-language disorder, one of…   » Continue Reading

Meeting Workforce Demands

Back to Difference or Disorder? feature story According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 55 percent of school-based speech-language pathologists have English Language Learning, or bilingual, children on their caseload. Only 7.9 percent of those students, however, receive the bilingual speech-language pathology treatment they need, because fewer than 2 percent of speech-language pathologists identify themselves as…   » Continue Reading