Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NSSLHA Meeting 2/14/12

Announcements: Fundraiser/Social this Thursday @ Pluckers! 6-midnight!

At meeting we had 2 representatives from Bilinguistics come by and tell us about their practice and about being bilingual in communications sciences and disorders...

Biliguistics

- Started in 2002

- Provide service to bilingual children and families

@ Mopac and Spicewood Springs

- Have 7 therapy rooms

** If you are interested in observation or volunteering they would love to have you!


Direct Services:

- School Districts

- Early Childhood Intervention Programs

- Clinic

- Home-based services

Some of the things they do:

- Early childhood intervention services – mostly home-based

- School services

- Continuing education courses

- SMILE Publication

- Marketing – they have facebook, twitter, and slideshare

- Research

- SMILE Preschool initiated

- Lit Kits – draws in reading to the therapy sessions, homeworks and pre-reading activities that encompass morphology, syntax, semantics etc.

- The State of Texas Autism Project

- State of Texas ECI Training on Bilingualism

- IPAD App – Bilingual and Phonology Assessment (BAPA)

- Austin SMILES – they have teamed up with a nonprofit here in Austin that does cleft palate surgeries in Nicaragua, El Salvador, And Guatemala – help set up a plan for those children – there is an endowment at UT to send masters students on the trips

Additional Info:

  • Work in homes and schools
  • Have developed their own materials
  • Have done research with Dr. Byrd
  • there is no bilingual certification in the state of TX, but currently there is a set of standards issued by TSHA (native or near native proficiency, and awareness of cultural differences and development)
  • They also serve languages other than Spanish – 8 different languages last year – they use interpreters.
  • Here at UT Liz Pena, Lisa Bedore, and Li Sheng are all doing research concerning bilingualism.
  • School of Kinesiology and School of Education are both doing work with Autism and bilingualism.

Some of the continuing education courses:

- Live workshops for : School districts, TX regional education services centers, ECI Programs, Private clinics

- Boot camp on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism

- Presentations at TSHA

- Online Continuing Education Courses

- Wednesday Webinars

Biliguistics.com

- a ton of resources to look through

53 comments:

  1. Hate that I had to miss this meeting! Very interesting! - Kellie Green

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  39. So sorry I missed the meeting! I run track and had practice til 6. Thanks!
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  42. Really great! Thanks for sharing!

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