Speech and Language Therapists working with multilingual children need to find out as much as possible about their language background. However, building a language profile of learners’ multilingual language experience can present a number of challenges.
The first step of the project is to establish a consensus regarding what aspects of bilingual language experience one might need to measure and for what purpose. We will work together with SLTs to identify how best to obtain the relevant information, and to agree procedures and methods to do so. This process will only succeed if it is co-constructed as a genuine collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
We invited representatives of the Speech & Language Therapy profession from France and the UK to contribute to a scoping workshop in January 2020, to inform the design of the Delphi consensus survey. SLTs from across the world were invited to take part in the survey.
Opportunities to register your interest for participation in the validation of the new tools will appear here in due course.