Tag Archives: 30 March 2012

Focus on Bilingualism: Social Language Assessment of English Learners (ELs)

by: Alejandro Brice, Ph.D, CCC-SLP Introduction Pragmatics is the ability to use language in specific contexts and for specific purposes (Brice, 1992). School based speech-language pathologists are often faced with the task of differentiating between English learners (ELs) and bilingual … Continue reading


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Learning to Drive with ADHD (New York Times Article)

[Source: New York Times] The first time Jillian Serpa tried to learn to drive, the family car wound up straddling a creek next to her home in Ringwood, N.J. Ms. Serpa, then 16, had gotten flustered trying to sort out … Continue reading


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ADHD Is Over-Diagnosed, Experts Say

What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data collected by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and University of Basel: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed. The study showed that child and adolescent … Continue reading


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Focus on Bilingualism: Social Language Assessment of English Learners (ELs)

by: Alejandro Brice, Ph.D, CCC-SLP Introduction Pragmatics is the ability to use language in specific contexts and for specific purposes (Brice, 1992). School based speech-language pathologists are often faced with the task of differentiating between English learners (ELs) and bilingual … Continue reading


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SLP Corner: Social Skill Instruction: Learn-Watch-Do

By: Becca Jarzynski, MS, CCC-SLP I’ve worked on social skills with quite a few children over the course of my twelve-year career as a pediatric speech-language pathologist.  The children I’ve worked with have had different behavioral challenges, varied levels of … Continue reading


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