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Effectively support the language development of Spanish–English bilingual children

Bilingual Language Development & Disorders in Spanish–English Speakers, Third Edition

Edited by Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dual language learners are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. student population, and the majority speak Spanish as a first language. This graduate-level textbook—now in its third edition—gives future speech-language pathologists the comprehensive knowledge they need to work effectively with Spanish–English bilingual children and support their language development.

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What’s new in the second edition

Aligned with current best practices and updated with the latest research and new chapters on critical topics, this book prepares SLPs for practice with cutting-edge information on language development and disorders of Spanish–English bilingual children. More than 25 leading researchers compile the high-level knowledge SLPs need to understand the complexity of language development in bilingual children, distinguish language differences from disorders accurately, and conduct effective assessment and intervention. An essential graduate text that will also be a trusted reference for practicing professionals, this third edition gives current and future SLPs a broad, deep, and nuanced understanding of communication development and disorders in SpanishEnglish bilingual children.

NEW CHAPTERS ON: the human right to communicate in more than one language • development of speech perception and production in bilingual preverbal infants • culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to language intervention.

UPDATED INFORMATION ON: bilingual language development of English learners • bilingualism and the child socialization process • bilingual lexical development, assessment, and intervention • semantic development • grammatical impairments • and more!

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Meet the editor

Brian A. Goldstein Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the Chief Academic Officer and Executive Dean at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, CA. Dr. Goldstein is well-published in the area of communication development and disorders in Latino children focusing on speech sound development and disorders in monolingual Spanish and Spanish-English bilingual children. He is the former editor of Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and received the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contribution in Multicultural Affairs from ASHA.


Invited Contributors:
Raquel T. Anderson Ph.D.Lisa M. Bedore Ph.D.Nan Bernstein Ratner Ed.D.Karin M. Boerger Ph.D.Maria Brea-Spahn Ph.D., CCC-SLPCourtney Byrd Ph.D., CCC-SLPAnny Castilla-Earls Ph.D.Solaman J. Cooperson Ph.D.Megan Dunn Davison Ph.D.Kelly Escobar Ph.D.Christine E. Fiestas Ph.D.Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann Ph.D.Kai Greene Ph.D., CCC-SLPCarol Scheffner Hammer Ph.D.Aquiles Iglesias Ph.D., CCC-SLPDonna Jackson-Maldonado Ph.D.Ellen Stubbe Kester Ph.D., CCC-SLPLisa M. López Ph.D.Lucia Mendez Ph.D., CCC-SLPJohanne Paradis Ph.D.Janet Patterson Ph.D.Barbara Zurer Pearson Ph.D.Elizabeth D. Peña Ph.D., CCC-SLPMelissa Pierce M.S., CCC-SLPM. Adelaida Restrepo Ph.D.Barbara Rodriguez Ph.D.Raúl Rojas Ph.D., CCC-SLPLi Sheng Ph.D.Gabriela Simon-Cereijido Ph.D., CCC-SLPJulie C. Smith M.S.Adriana Soto-Corominas, Ph.D.Megha Sundara Ph.D.

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About the Editor
About the Contributors
For the Reader

Chapter 1 – The Human Right to Communicate in More Than One Language
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido

Chapter 2 – Bilingual Language Development of English Learners: Estimating the Growth of Two Languages
Aquiles Iglesias and Raúl Rojas

Chapter 3 – Bilingual Language Acquisition and the Child Socialization Process
Kelly Escobar, Julie Smith, Carol Scheffner Hammer, and Barbara Rodríguez

Chapter 4 – Development of Speech Perception and Production in Bilingual Preverbal Infants
Megha Sundara

Chapter 5 – Cross-Linguistic Influence and Code-Switching
Johanne Paradis and Adriana Soto-Corominas

Chapter 6 – Bilingual Lexical Development, Assessment, and Intervention
Janet L. Patterson and Barbara Zurer Pearson

Chapter 7 – Semantic Development in Spanish–English Bilinguals: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
Elizabeth D. Pena, Ellen Stubbe Kester, and Li Sheng

Chapter 8 – Morphosyntactic Development
Lisa M. Bedore and Solaman J. Cooperson

Chapter 9 – Spanish Child Heritage Speakers: Patterns of Change and Implications for Clinical Practice
Raquel T. Anderson

Chapter 10 – Grammatical Impairments in Spanish–English Bilingual Children
María Adelaida Restrepo and Anny Castilla-Earls

Chapter 11 – The Development of Oral Narrative Language Skills and Disorders in Spanish-English Bilingual Children
Kai Greene and Christine Fiestas

Chapter 12 – Literacy
Megan Dunn Davison and María R. Brea-Spahn

Chapter 13 – Language and the Educational Setting
Lisa M. Lopez

Chapter 14 – Speech Sound Development and Disorders
Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann and Brian A. Goldstein

Chapter 15 – Fluency
Nan Bernstein Ratner and Courtney Byrd

Chapter 16 – Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approaches to Language Intervention
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido and Lucía I. Méndez

Chapter 16 Appendix

Chapter 17 – Professional Development Practices and Content for Professionals Working with Preschool Dual Language Learners
María Adelaida Restrepo and Melissa Pierce


More resources

  • A book excerpt that includes the full table of contents
  • A handy resource that features resources for Spanish-English Speech-Language Therapy
  • A handy resource that shares what’s new in this edition