Working with Bilingual Language Disability

  • Deirdre M. Duncan

Part of the Therapy in Practice book series (TPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theory and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Deirdre M. Duncan
      Pages 3-17
    3. Deirdre M. Duncan
      Pages 18-35
    4. Jane Stokes, Deirdre M. Duncan
      Pages 36-49
    5. Nita Madhani
      Pages 50-59
    6. Jane Stokes
      Pages 60-74
  3. Management, Assessment and Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sarah Barnett
      Pages 91-112
    3. Jane Stokes, Deirdre M. Duncan
      Pages 113-131
    4. Farat Ara, Calla Thompson
      Pages 132-153
    5. Angela Roberts, Dorothy A. Gibbs
      Pages 154-175
    6. Deirdre M. Duncan, Dorothy A. Gibbs
      Pages 176-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 198-212

About this book


The decision to write this book was taken by a group of practising speech therapists who worked with bilingually language handi­ capped children in the UK. They formed a professional interest group called the Specific Interest Group in Bilingualism because of the need felt by speech therapists to have some forum for discuss­ ing the challenges posed by the assessment and treatment of the bilingually language handicapped. In these regular discussion groups it became clear that similar experiences were encountered by all speech therapists working with these client populations up and down the country. They centred on managing the linguistic diversity, the need for develop­ mental language information, the need for appropriate assessment protocols, the recruitment of bilingual staff and appreciating the positive perspective of working in this field. In the UK the range of languages is extensive. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Ukranian, Hong Kong Chinese, Vietnamese Chinese, Creole, Black English, Bengali, Gujerati and Panjabi cover the main ethnolinguistic groups. In the 1987 ILEA language census over 140 languages were recorded as being spoken in London.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deirdre M. Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.West Birmingham Health AuthorityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-33940-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2855-9
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