Presenter: Ana Paula Mumy, SLPD, CCC-SLP
– L.G., prior course participant
The U.S. Census Bureau reports an ever-increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the U.S. population. Speech-language pathologists are faced with challenging issues as the many variables that impact communication are intensified. SLPs can no longer use the English language and America’s cultural standards to assess the communication competency of those from other language and cultural backgrounds.
This course is designed to enable SLPs to incorporate a new working knowledge as it relates to bilingualism in the assessment and treatment of CLD populations. The material presented will allow participants to make appropriate decisions with greater confidence and expertise when working with toddlers, preschool, and school-age children.
Course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:35:15
– J.K. prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Very knowledgeable presenter. Assessment of the bilingual student was beneficial." A.K. (Jan. 2023)
"Learning what questions to ask when interviewing a bilingual child's family. I liked the case study she did on her own child." L.C. (Jan. 2023)
"The whole course was very informative. I liked the assessment." J.C. (Dec. 2022)
"The entire course was beneficial and gave very practical and useful tips! This came just in time for me to evaluate a difficult bilingual case in my school!" K.M. (Dec. 2022)
"The discussion of vocabulary differences (e.g., lower expressive vocabulary scores do not necessarily indicate a disorder due to language loss), acceptable modifications of standard assessments, how to interpret the descriptive results, and the recommendations for handouts/free resources was super helpful!" K.M. (Dec. 2022)
"I loved her case study involving her daughter's language development in Portuguese and English. And learning ways of determining children's proficiency in both languages they speak was beneficial." K.F. (Dec. 2022)
"How to test bilingual children was beneficial." T.P. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning the specifics of training and working with an interpreter. And I liked that I could complete course on my own timeline." K.L. (Dec. 2022)
"Clear presentation and explanations. I liked the use of conceptual scoring and analysis of strengths and weaknesses during assessment." M.K. (Dec. 2022)
"I will be able to use this information on a daily basis with my students." I.G. (Nov. 2022)
"Clear presentation with support visuals and explanations. Also, very good resources for parents." A.C. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked how the presenter related the topics back to her own personal journey and experiences. I liked the resources provided." C.L. (Oct. 2022)
"The course was well organized and explained." K.C. (Sept. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." T.L. (Aug. 2022)
"Learning how to speak with parents, and the resources that were recommended will be helpful. Course was easy to understand." V.K. (July 2022)
"Easy to follow and understand the information presented. Liked the different methods of assessing and determining if there is a speech-language impairment present." C.H. (June 2022)
"I liked how the speaker used her own child as one of the case studies." S.P. (May 2022)
"The tips on how to work with interpreters were helpful. The graphics were thorough." J.M. (Apr. 2022)
"Defining the types of errors that help determine disorder versus difference was beneficial. Also, discussing how to train the interpreter. Hearing about her experience being trilingual teaching her daughter as a simultaneous bilingual language learner (the data to compare the languages) and having case studies!!" J.T. (Apr. 2022)
"I found the discussion of parent education to continue to use the home language most helpful. I enjoyed the facts and data in regards to language development for bilingual language learners." H.A. (Mar. 2022)
"I learned how to use standardized assessments with bilingual patients – very helpful." J.B. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the therapy strategies and the case studies." H.D. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the ways presented to assess formally, and what to take into consideration assessing informally." R.M. (Jan. 2022)
"The information on assessing bilingual children was most beneficial to my daily practice. I enjoyed the case studies the best." S.P. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked all of it – very relevant to my present caseload." J.R. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the realistic and convenient way to obtain interpreters for children whose first language is not English when that child is in need of a speech/language assessment (i.e., churches, university students, etc). The discussion about why it is so important NOT to tell families to stop speaking their first language to the child while the child is in the process of acquiring new language skills was very beneficial." S.F. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the speaker's personal examples based on the case study she completed with her own child." S.F. (Dec. 2021)
"I benefited from the intervention strategies and resources provided, and the case studies." S.F. (Dec. 2021)
"I appreciated the case studies. I feel more secure in knowing I would compile the most useful data for teams to make educational decisions." J.K. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the examples in the case studies and the fact that the speaker was able to have such a unique background and years of experience on this topic both personal and professional." I.P. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked all the information to share with parents. The case studies paired with research were an excellent way to learn." S.R. (Oct. 2021)
"All of the information was informative. Thank you for all of your tips and parent information. The lay out of this course was super duper easy and understandable." K.C. (Sept. 2021)
"The variety of information and use of strategies to better assess was very beneficial for my practice." R.D. (Aug. 2021)
"Language development: It's differences and similarities. Specific things to help in assessing bilingual students and how to use the interpreter during the assessment. I liked the ideas of things to help parents encourage language development in their children at home. I think it was excellent and had great information." B.L. (Jun. 2021)
"I too have witnessed the alienation between English speaking children and their Spanish speaking parents. Parents are unable to "parent" their children effectively because they don't speak the same language and they are living in the same house! I liked the term "heart loss" – the loss of being able to communicate what your heart feels. The families are like strangers. So sad. Easy to listen to and absorb. Good examples and charts." A.S. (Jun. 2021)
"If I ever get a student that is bilingual I will know how to best handle the testing process and how to help with interventions and also help families. I like that the speaker gave different case studies, one where a child was developing typically and two who were language delayed. This course was great." A.V. (Jun. 2021)
"I liked the use of different ways to assess a bilingual student. All of the information was great!" R.P. (Jun. 2021)
"I found the information regarding the use of interpreter very informative. The course was easy to access and I was able to pause to make note of important points." R.R. (Jun. 2021)
"I loved the resources that we can use in our daily practice. I also loved the presenters shared personal experiences. It was very informative and practical!" H.H. (Jun. 2021)
"I like that the speaker gave different case studies, one where a child was developing typically and two who were language delayed." A.B. (May 2021)
“I loved the concise definitions throughout the presentation.” A.S. (Mar. 2021)
"I appreciated all the information & resources that she provided. Thank you to Ana Paula Mumy for sharing her expertise in working with CLD populations. I loved hearing about her personal and professional experiences with bilingualism/multilingualism." J.D. (Feb. 2021)
Ana Paula G. Mumy, SLPD, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and a clinical assistant professor in the field of speech-language pathology. She has extensive experience working with individuals with communication disorders, particularly bilingual children. She has authored numerous courses, webinars, articles as well as intervention materials and guides for diverse populations. Her specialized interests include articulation disorders, stuttering, language-literacy, and bilingualism. Many of her resources for SLPs, educators, and parents can be found on her personal website The Speech Stop (www.thespeechstop.com). Ana Paula is the author of GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is the author of treatment materials, including the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks, published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Ana Paula Mumy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
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