Speech and Language Therapists and Multilinguals

In my practice as Language Consultant for Multilingual Families I sometimes refer families to speech and language therapists (SLT’s) when I think that the children need some professional support with their speech or language development. I can’t stress this enough, but SLT’s who work with multilingual children should have a solid understanding of the typical […]

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The use of silence across cultures

Do you fill the silence in conversations? Do you feel the urge to respond while the other person is still speaking? Communication varies across languages and cultures, and multilinguals can adjust to different patterns, paces and turn takings. Can you?

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