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Multicultural Students with Special Language Needs- 6th edition-NEW (#46042-IN7)

by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin

New 2022 publication

SIXTH Edition - Available Now

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Special: Order online and get FREE shipping. The new sixth edition of Multicultural Students with Special Language Needs: Practical Strategies for Assessment and Intervention includes over 430 8.5" x 11" pages with information about cultural groups, their customs, and the variables that are important to consider in assessment and program planning for culturally and linguistically diverse students with language disorders and other special learning needs. The book has been updated extensively based on recently published research with multicultural students from many countries!

  • Using culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment and intervention strategies
  • Learning about different cultures, their values, child-rearing practices, social interaction patterns, and pragmatic uses of language
  • Distinguishing language difference from Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
  • Structuring a culturally and linguistically appropriate learning environment for students with special needs
  • Assessing language-learning behavior in instructional settings
  • Working with families of students with language disorders and special learning needs
  • Meeting the needs of the growing population of immigrant EL students who have experienced trauma in their homeland


  • Best practices are described for distinguishing language differences from Developmental Language Disorder based on recent research.
  • The assessment chapters have been expanded to provide new-research-based practical tools.
  • Chapters relating to intervention have been expanded to include a wider range of topics relating to the development of language and literacy skills that are critical for success in reading and for the mastery of curriculum objectives
  • Strategies are described for using technological innovations with EL students.
  • Response-to-Intervention (RtI) strategies are described as they relate to the needs of EL students.
  • Information about second language learning and bilingualism has been updated to reflect new research and to guide professionals in understanding the nature of typical bilingual development and its impact upon assessment practices.
  • New information has been added pertaining to issues in working with internationally adopted children and children who have experienced trauma in their homeland.
  • New "Experiential Insights" are included throughout the book to provide readers with a better understanding of the feelings and viewpoints of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Updated information is included related to poverty, trauma and other variables that affect the performance of ELs in schools. The impact of poverty is described in terms of implications for assessment and treatment.
A wide variety of case studies are included, designed to help professionals deal with the complex problems often encountered when collecting and interpreting assessment data. Reproducible resources are also included.

This book is an excellent resource for speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and bilingual specialists. The book can be used as a course text or as a practical resource for professionals in the field.

Thousands of professionals used the previous edition of this book as their "guidebook" when working with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. The sixth edition is even more comprehensive and includes information based on recently published research. Available June 1, 2022


Part 1 - Cultural and Linguistic Variables Affecting Service Delivery

  • Chapter 1 - Learning About Cultural Diversity
  • Chapter 2 - The Impact of Religious Differences
  • Chapter 3 - Families from Mainstream Middle Class Western Backgrounds
  • Chapter 4 - Families from African American Backgrounds
  • Chapter 5 - Families from Hispanic Backgrounds
  • Chapter 6 - Families from Asian Backgrounds
  • Chapter 7 - Families from Native American Backgrounds
  • Chapter 8 - Families from Pacific Island Backgrounds
  • Chapter 9 - Families from Middle Eastern Backgrounds
Part 2 - Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Chapter 10 - Bilingualism and Second Language Learning
  • Chapter 11 - Introduction to Assessment: Foundational Principles
  • Chapter 12 - Ecologically Valid Assessment: Practical Strategies

Part 3 - Intervention for Students with Special Needs

  • Chapter 13 - Foundations of Effective Service Delivery
  • Chapter 14 - Practical Strategies for Intervention
  • Chapter 15 - Working with Special Populations of Students with Disabilities
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Multicultural Students with Special Language Needs - 6th Edition
Item Number: 46042-IN
ISBN Number for Bookstores: 978-1-57503-159-0
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Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin is a Professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento. She also works part-time as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools. Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin recently received the Certificate for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is known for her practical workshops on issues relating to assessment and intervention with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Information about her workshops is available from Academic Communication Associates.



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