Dr. Brenda Gorman - Raising Our Game in Assessment and Reporting for Dual-Language Learners

GormanBKBrenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, completed her master’s and doctoral degrees with a multicultural/bilingual specialization in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist serving diverse caseloads for public school districts, early intervention agencies, and private clinics, and she co-founded a reputable company dedicated to serving dual-language learners. She has published in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; International Journal of Bilingualism; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, and Reading & Writing Quarterly. Dr. Gorman is currently professor and department chair at Elmhurst University where she coordinates the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis and conducts research on topics related to language and literacy in bilingual populations.


Wednesday, October 13 - 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM (15-minute break included)

Language and Literacy Development in Dual-Language Learners: Implications for Ethical Intervention Planning
Ethical intervention planning for dual-language learners (DLLs) is supported by a foundational understanding of bilingualism, including how bilingualism affects language, literacy, and cognitive development. This session will provide information pertaining to ethical and culturally responsive intervention planning and strategies to empower families to access supportive resources and services.


Thursday, October 14 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dynamic Assessment of Language: “How To” for Preschool- and School-Age Children
Many clinicians are aware of the general test-teach-retest format and research base supporting the implementation of dynamic assessment (DA) but may need support in knowing what and how to teach within this paradigm. Therefore, we will explore DA practices of language that have shown to be effective with a particular focus on specific detail on the tasks, procedures, and age-groups to foster confidence in their use of DA with dual-language learners.


Thursday, October 14 - 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Raising Our Game in Assessment and Reporting for Dual-Language Learners
This presentation is designed to enrich both monolingual and bilingual clinician’s knowledge and skills in addressing several common challenges with assessing and reporting the performance of dual-language learners (DLLs). Several resources and solutions based on current evidence will be presented.



Financial Relationships:

  • Yes, ArkSHA speaking fee and Elmhurst University salary

Non-financial Relationships:

  • None
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