Multilingual children now constitute a significant proportion of SLT caseloads internationally, but they comprise a heterogenic population and at present there is not a 'gold standard' for their assessment and therapy. This case-focused book gives SLTs, clinicians, and students the evidence and specific tools to assess multilingual children in their learning and practice and to guide their decision-making process for this group.
Using data from 12 real-life case studies from work with children from 1-12 years, this book shows how current theory can be applied to individual cases, ensuring that clinical practice is underpinned by an evidence-based framework. The book provides examples of thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis, and illustrates the clinical decisions made by SLTs.
Assessment Case Studies of Multilingual Children addresses clinical uncertainties in relation to assessment and differential diagnosis for multilingual clients and is an essential tool for all SLTs working with this group of clients.