2022 Symposium Speakers

Our speakers have shared some insight on what we can expect from their presentation during the Bilingual Symposium 2022.
We’ll start off by highlighting Dr. Xigrid Soto-Boykin:
“The research is clear-children with and without disabilities who receive bilingual support outperform children who only receive monolingual instruction. However, ideologies centering English and static views of bilingualism continue to be prevalent in the fields of speech language pathology and education. Consequently, bilingual children are often perceived as deficit, despite their myriad of strengths. Participants attending this session will have the opportunity to critically examine prevalent approaches to working with children who are bilingual. They also will have practical ideas for reframing bilingual therapy in a way that is asset-focused and designed to foster children’s cultural and linguistic identities.”