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Best Practices in Serving Toddlers in Dual Language and Culturally Diverse Contexts
Friday, April 09, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
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Best Practices in Serving Toddlers in Dual Language and Culturally Diverse Contexts

with Katrina Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Friday, April 9 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm | Virtual Event

This event will cover: Different kinds of dual language learning; Early language development of monolingual and bilingual toddlers; Language difference vs delay/disorder; and Differences in culturally-based beliefs, values, and attitudes about caretaking of toddlers with regard to service delivery considerations. (photo by Tuấn Kiệt Jr. from Pexels)

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast simultaneous and sequential bilingual development patterns.
  • List early language milestones of simultaneous bilingual toddlers.
  • Describe vocabulary development patterns of simultaneous bilingual toddlers.
  • Recognize possible error types of native-language influenced English vs. errors due to disorder.
  • Identify parameters of beliefs, values, and attitudes on which cultures may vary in child rearing.

Apply modifications to early intervention service delivery in a culturally responsive manner.

Katrina NicolasDr. Katrina Nicholas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at California State University, East Bay. She is a California-licensed and ASHA-certified pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, having worked closely with culturally and linguistically diverse families in Early Intervention services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Nicholas has over a decade of experience working with young children in a variety of research, public health, and clinical settings. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Psycholinguistics and a clinical Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Nicholas regularly presents at national conferences and publishes research articles in peer-reviewed, scientific journals on improving intervention techniques for children with language delays and language disorders. She teaches graduate courses on research methods and evidence-based practice, language development and disorders, and issues in cultural and linguistic diversity.


ADA Requests: By March 26

Fees: IDA members: $35 Non-members: $50
Limited scholarships available, for information contact [email protected]
CE hours: IDA CE hours PT, Nurses, Speech 1.5 CE hour $15

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