Monika Molnar (faculty) of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology is giving a free public lecture on Thursday, May 30, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in room 132 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building (500 University Avenue) as part of the May Month events aiming to draw attention to speech and hearing awareness: "Childhood bilingualism from the perspectives of research and clinical practice."
Many children across Canada and the globe grow up learning more than one language in their homes. Parents and educators often wonder whether bilingual children follow typical developmental patterns. Speech-language pathologists also struggle to identify language disorders in this group of children because the assessment tools aren’t specifically designed for multi-language settings. In this talk, we will share recent research findings on bilingual language acquisition and how it is informing caregivers and speech-language pathology practice today.