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1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

Language Assessment in Bilingual Adults and the Need of Linguistically and Culturally Adapted Tools

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Author: Sophie Laurence, Assistant Professor, Laurentian University.

The assessment of acquired language disorders in bilingual adults is a complex process. Bilingual individuals living in a minority setting often face a lack of access to native-speaking S-LPs and the lack of standardized assessment tools in French.

This research summarizes the recommendations regarding the assessment of language in bilingual adults. The results of a survey answered by SLPs across Ontario, highlight the challenges faced by S-LPs when assessing language in bilingual adults and their potential solutions. To implement one of the suggested solutions, the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised was adapted to the Franco-Ontarian population.


Sophie Laurence



Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists

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Adult (18-64), Senior (65+)