S4 Ep.9 Learning a Second Language: Choice or Circumstance with Prof. Johanne Paradis
Season 4 has been all about bilingualism, multilingualism and various crosslinguistic pedagogical approaches. In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Johanne Paradis, Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Adjunct Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. Johanne has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters on bilingual children and is first author of Dual Language Development and Disorders, 3rd Edition, Brookes Publishing (2021). Throughout this episode, we talk mostly about immigrant or refugee children learning English-as-a-second language. We also touch on language disorders in bilingual children. Johanne provides many tips and advice for teachers, educators and speech-language pathologists. Here are a few examples:
Advice for teachers/SLPs/educators
As well as advice for parents who mainly speak a heritage language in the home.
Advice for parents
Johanne also talks about her website where you can find resources and useful information:
Child English Second Language (CHESL) Centre: https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/chesl/home
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A big thank you to Colette Leblanc, the mother of a child with a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), who shares her experience with us. In this episode, Colette tells us about her son who has a diagnosis of DLD as well as global apraxia, dyslexia, and ADD (attention deficit disorder). She tells us about the ups and downs and about all the people who make up their supportive village. The episode is also broadcast in French. Let's celebrate this year's International DLD Awareness Day (Oct 14, 2022) by spreading the word about DLD. You can start by sharing this podcast episode with your friends.
During the episode, we mention several links. Here they are!
The first spokesperson for RADLD is Marie-Soleil "Sunny" Labelle. Visit this site to learn more about her background: https://radld.org/get-involved/radld-spokespersons/
Here are some websites about TDL:
Facebook support group for families : https://www.facebook.com/groups/developmentallanguagedisorder
Check out my YouTube Channel for videos about DLD, second language acquisition and much much more!
Episode 10: Tips and Tricks on How to Use a Multimodal Approach When Working with Children Who Have DLD; Featuring Shaun Ziegenfusz
Join me as I interview Shaun Ziegenfusz, a proud father of 2 and a speech-language pathologist from Australia, as he talks about his experience working with children who have a language disorder or a developmental language disorder. We talk about the Glenleighden Speech and Language School which is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year. Shaun is also the manager for Research and Advocacy at Speech and Language Development Australia (SLDA). During this episode, we also talk about how some children who have DLD also have motor difficulties or other concomitant disorders. Some of Shaun's favorite resources/websites are:
Book: Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Caroline Bowen and Pamela Snow:
We also talk about a great Human Rights video which underlines the importance of communication:
YouTube video: from the International Communication Program:
Last but not least, Shaun talks about a great article by Dorothy V.M. Bishop: Which Neurodevelopmental Disorders get Researched and Why? November, 2010. This is an open access article that can be found here.
In this podcast, Alex Cross, PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, talks about the interrelationship between language and math. She also talks about the three ways by which we can represent quantities. Some are more language based than others. This podcast provides great tips for parents and educators who work with children who have difficulties with language and/or math. We also talk about her YouTube video which explains a bit about DLD in the classroom, most particularly as it pertains to sciences. Here is the link.
Alex also talks about her favorite resource: www.RADLD.org. Check out this amazing website on DLD.
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.