Spanish Speech and Language Disorders - Materials for Intervention


An increasing number of speech-language pathologists are experiencing challenges in their efforts to identify and provide intervention for Hispanic students with communication disorders. There are simply not enough bilingual speech-language pathologists to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic student population in our schools. Moreover, it is difficult to find appropriate intervention materials for students who speak primarily Spanish.

In an effort to meet the need for appropriate intervention resources, Larry Mattes and Irene García-Easterly created the Bilingual Speech and Language Intervention Resource, a book that includes guidelines and materials for working  with students from Spanish language backgrounds. Both monolingual and bilingual speech-language pathologists will find this resource to be helpful in planning and implementing intervention programs. The  book includes word lists, instructional goals, handouts for parents, developmental norms, information about dialectal differences, record forms, and a variety of other resources that can be used on a daily basis to meet the diverse needs of the Hispanic student population.The materials are all presented in an easy to use format.

About the Authors

Larry Mattes has extensive experience in developing assessment and intervention materials for students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and is currently the Bilingual Publications Director for Academic Communication Associates.

Irene García Easterly worked as a speech-language pathologist in Peru prior to coming to the United States. She completed coursework in speech-language pathology both in Peru and in the United States. Coursework requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence were completed at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. While in Peru, Irene also taught coursework in Linguistics and worked as a sign language interpreter. Irene has worked extensively with children who are deaf. She is currently working a speech-language pathologist for Mercy Kids Rehab in Brownsville, Texas.

Book Title: Bilingual Speech and Language Intervention Resource.

Product No: 4555    Suggested Retail Price: $49.50. Introductory Special Price: $39.50

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