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.