Posted on 02/20/2017 at 07:44 AM by Liz Determan
Recently American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) had a webinar that included a Profile to help determine an individual’s primary language and their proficiency. We as educators and evaluators are often faced with this challenge and this profile may give us insight.
We always want to be aware of language differences and not confuse these with a language disability. A student is considered to have a disability if they have delays in both their first language and second language. As in most cases there are additional factors that need to be included such as health history, opportunities to use their first language, exposure to developmentally appropriate activities, and educational opportunities.
Here is the profile.