The findings are presented here of a questionnaire survey which asked speech and language therapy managers in England about the caseloads of the therapists in their trust as regards bilingual children.
The survey was the first part of a larger research project aiming to explore why there appears to be over-representation of bilingual children in speech and language therapy in some areas and under-representation in others (compared to the proportion of bilingual children in the population).
This main research question is discussed in relation to the literature and to the survey aims.
The results describe aspects of the context in which the speech and language therapy service for bilingual children is operating : the lack of information about bilingual children is highlighted.
The staffing and training implications of bilingual clients'distribution over therapists'caseloads in areas with different levels of minority ethnic population are also considered.
The finding that the majority of speech and language therapists in England who work with children (59%) see at least one bilingual child speaks of the extent to which issues relating to bilingualism affects therapists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, Traitement, Trouble langage, Orthophonie, Bilinguisme, Formation professionnelle, Santé mentale, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Enfant, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble communication
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, Treatment, Language disorder, Orthophony, Bilingualism, Occupational training, Mental health, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Child, Human, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Communication disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0125513
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.