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Resources for supporting EAL children

Query: We have regular enquires from professionals looking for resources to help them with their work with children who have English as an additional language.

Reply: Here are a few things that you may find useful

The Ear Foundation has an upcoming virtual conference titled "New to the UK".Our virtual conference is suitable for anyone supporting children with hearing loss and their families who are new to the UK. Listen to and participate in keynote presentations and learn ways to support them to navigate the system, develop language and integrate to achieve at school. Leave with new ideas and resources to enhance your practice with children who are new to the country. Here is the link to see the programme:

New to the UK Virtual Conference

Here is another link to a new resource from MED -EL and excellent book from a clinical specialist in the field of EAL.

Dual- Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss: Assessment, Intervention and Program Development

This resource from MED EL written by Michael Douglas, (M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT) draws on his vast experience of working with families and young children with hearing loss who come from families that speak more than one language with a range of proficiency in the differing languages. The resource was developed to assist professionals with issues surrounding assessment and intervention for children with a hearing loss who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). It also provides a guideline for administrators in developing a program for bilingual children.

Dual language resource MED EL

Finally don't forget all the resources in other languages on Sounding Board. Here is the link:

Sounding Board: Resources in other language

Posted on September 18, 2017 12:15

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