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Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities: an international study

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Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities : an international study. / Marinova-Todd, Stefka H.; Colozzo, Paola; Mirenda, Pat et al.

In: Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol. 63, 01.09.2016, p. 47-62.

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Marinova-Todd, SH, Colozzo, P, Mirenda, P, Stahl, H, Kay-Raining Bird , E, Parkington, K, Cain, KE, Scherba de Valenzuela, J, Segers, E, MacLeod, AAN & Genesee, F 2016, 'Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities: an international study', Journal of Communication Disorders, vol. 63, pp. 47-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

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Marinova-Todd, S. H., Colozzo, P., Mirenda, P., Stahl, H., Kay-Raining Bird , E., Parkington, K., Cain, K. E., Scherba de Valenzuela, J., Segers, E., MacLeod, A. A. N., & Genesee, F. (2016). Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities: an international study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 63, 47-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

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Marinova-Todd SH, Colozzo P, Mirenda P, Stahl H, Kay-Raining Bird E, Parkington K et al. Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities: an international study. Journal of Communication Disorders. 2016 Sep 1;63:47-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

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Marinova-Todd, Stefka H. ; Colozzo, Paola ; Mirenda, Pat et al. / Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities : an international study. In: Journal of Communication Disorders. 2016 ; Vol. 63. pp. 47-62.

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title = "Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities: an international study",
abstract = "This study aimed to gather information from school- and clinic-based professionals about their practices and opinions pertaining to the provision of bilingual supports to students with developmental disabilities. Using an online survey, data were collected in six socio-culturally and linguistically diverse locations across four countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. In total, 361 surveys were included in the analysis from respondents who were primarily teachers and speech-language pathologists working in schools, daycares/preschools, or community-based clinics. The overall picture that emerged from the data reflected a disconnection between practice and opinion. In general, respondents believed that children with both mild and severe disabilities are capable of learning a second language, although their opinions were more neutral for the latter group. However, children with both mild and severe disabilities who spoke only a minority language at home had less access to services for second language learners than did their typically developing peers, although respondents agreed that such services should be more available. Regardless of clinical group, children who lived in homes where a minority language was spoken were often exposed to, assessed in, and treated in the majority language only; again, respondents generally disagreed with these practices. Finally, second language classes were less available to children in the two disability groups compared to typically developing bilingual children, with general agreement that the opportunity to acquire a second language should be more available, especially to those with mild disabilities. Although the results indicate that there is a considerable gap between current practices and professional opinions, professionals appear to be more supportive of bilingual educational opportunities for these populations than was suggested by previous research. ",
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T1 - Professional practices and opinions about services available to bilingual children with developmental disabilities

T2 - an international study

AU - Marinova-Todd, Stefka H.

AU - Colozzo, Paola

AU - Mirenda, Pat

AU - Stahl, Hillary

AU - Kay-Raining Bird , Elizabeth

AU - Parkington, Karisa

AU - Cain, Katherine Elizabeth

AU - Scherba de Valenzuela, Julia

AU - Segers, Eliane

AU - MacLeod, Andrea A. N.

AU - Genesee, Fred

N1 - This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Communication Disorders. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Communication Disorders, 63, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - This study aimed to gather information from school- and clinic-based professionals about their practices and opinions pertaining to the provision of bilingual supports to students with developmental disabilities. Using an online survey, data were collected in six socio-culturally and linguistically diverse locations across four countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. In total, 361 surveys were included in the analysis from respondents who were primarily teachers and speech-language pathologists working in schools, daycares/preschools, or community-based clinics. The overall picture that emerged from the data reflected a disconnection between practice and opinion. In general, respondents believed that children with both mild and severe disabilities are capable of learning a second language, although their opinions were more neutral for the latter group. However, children with both mild and severe disabilities who spoke only a minority language at home had less access to services for second language learners than did their typically developing peers, although respondents agreed that such services should be more available. Regardless of clinical group, children who lived in homes where a minority language was spoken were often exposed to, assessed in, and treated in the majority language only; again, respondents generally disagreed with these practices. Finally, second language classes were less available to children in the two disability groups compared to typically developing bilingual children, with general agreement that the opportunity to acquire a second language should be more available, especially to those with mild disabilities. Although the results indicate that there is a considerable gap between current practices and professional opinions, professionals appear to be more supportive of bilingual educational opportunities for these populations than was suggested by previous research.

AB - This study aimed to gather information from school- and clinic-based professionals about their practices and opinions pertaining to the provision of bilingual supports to students with developmental disabilities. Using an online survey, data were collected in six socio-culturally and linguistically diverse locations across four countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. In total, 361 surveys were included in the analysis from respondents who were primarily teachers and speech-language pathologists working in schools, daycares/preschools, or community-based clinics. The overall picture that emerged from the data reflected a disconnection between practice and opinion. In general, respondents believed that children with both mild and severe disabilities are capable of learning a second language, although their opinions were more neutral for the latter group. However, children with both mild and severe disabilities who spoke only a minority language at home had less access to services for second language learners than did their typically developing peers, although respondents agreed that such services should be more available. Regardless of clinical group, children who lived in homes where a minority language was spoken were often exposed to, assessed in, and treated in the majority language only; again, respondents generally disagreed with these practices. Finally, second language classes were less available to children in the two disability groups compared to typically developing bilingual children, with general agreement that the opportunity to acquire a second language should be more available, especially to those with mild disabilities. Although the results indicate that there is a considerable gap between current practices and professional opinions, professionals appear to be more supportive of bilingual educational opportunities for these populations than was suggested by previous research.

KW - Bilingualism

KW - Developmental disabilities

KW - Preschoolers

KW - Schoolaged children

KW - Service delivery

KW - Surveys

U2 - 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

DO - 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.05.004

M3 - Journal article

VL - 63

SP - 47

EP - 62

JO - Journal of Communication Disorders

JF - Journal of Communication Disorders

SN - 0021-9924

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