Assessing and Treating Bilingual Children: Practical Strategies for Monolingual SLPs

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Tatyana Elleseff M.A., CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally and domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders. She received her MA from NYU, her Bilingual Extension Certification from Columbia University and 4 ACE awards for continuing education from ASHA (to date). Her articles have been published in several magazines including Adoption Today, ASHA Perspectives SIG 16 and 17, as well as Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She has presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations including, Advance Magazine for Speech-Language Pathologists, New Jersey Speech Language and Hearing Convention, American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship, New Jersey Taskforce on Child Abuse and Neglect as well as North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). For more information visit her blog

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Cancellations and CEUs


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 1, 2016.   
Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. If you wish to earn CEUs you must complete CEU forms and hand them in at the completion of the workshop.


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the conference. There will be no internet access at venue to download handouts. So you will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. 

Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the conference




Presenter: Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP

Date: July 13, 2016

: 8:15am

Conference: 8:40am-3:00pm

Remember you must be logged in to receive your Member Discount!

Member: $145.00
Student Member: $85.00
Non Member Professional: $170.00


This program is offered for .5 CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area




Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP will receive an honorarium for this workshop.  She is the owner of Smart Speech Therapy, LLC.

Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Hauppauge, NY 11780

Conference Coordinator

Kim A. Scharoff, M.A., CCC-SLP
LISHA Clinical Services Speech Councilor


This workshop discusses how monolingual SLPs can provide effective evidence based practice speech-language assessments to       differentiate between bilingual English language learners and bilinguals with primary language impairment. It also offers select recommendations regarding therapeutic interventions for bilingual children with language impairments.


Learing Objectives

Participants will: 
1. Compare and contrast simultaneous and sequential bilingual language development including important bilingual     language milestones.
2. Describe characteristics of primary language impairment verses subtractive language acquisition.
3. Discuss research driven EBP in assessment of bilingual learners.
4. Implement learner appropriate intervention strategies.
8:15-8:40     Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:40-8:45     Introduction
8:45-10:30   Characteristics of impairment in English Language Learners/Typical and Atypical Simultaneous and Sequentiall Bilingual Language Development 
10:30-10:45  Break
10:45-12:15  Assessment Practices
12:15-1:15    Lunch (included)
1:15-2:45     Implementation of Intervention Strategies inTherapy
2:45-3:00     Questions and Answers



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