May 21, 2014

Assessing children's speech in the Asia Pacific region

The final session of the Speech Pathology Australia National Convention addressed the speech of children with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The papers provided a good overview of assessment issues within the Asia Pacific region. Here is the program:
  • Intelligibility in Context Scale: Translation, validation, and norming of a parent-report screening tool
    Sharynne McLeod - Charles Sturt University, Australia 
  • Are parents accurate in judging their bilingual children's speech accuracy?
    Jae-Hyun Kim, Elaine Ballard, Clare McCann - The University of Auckland, New Zealand 
  • Multilingual Fiji: A comparison of Bauan Fijian, Fiji Hindi, and Fiji English
    Suzanne Hopf and Sharynne McLeod - Charles Sturt University, Australia 
  • Exploring diagnostic markers for speech sound disorders in Mandarin-English bilingual children
    Taiying Lee and Elaine Ballard - The University of Auckland and Ministry of Education, New Zealand
Sharynne, Ruth Nicholls (chair), Jae-Hyun Kim, Taiying Lee, and Suzanne Hopf