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Speech Disfluencies in Bilingual Speakers
Speaker: Selma Saad Merouwe, MRes., PhD Candidate, Lecturer and researcher at the department of Speech and Language Pathology at the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut; Fluency disorders specialist at TERAP multidisciplinary clinic, Beirut.

Date: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm-1:15 pm EST

Description: Our insight in the frequency and types of the disfluencies of bilingual children who do and do not stutter is limited, because research has primarily focused on monolinguals. Recently, many studies have been carried out including children with different language dyads to better understand the interlinguistic characteristics that can distinguish bilingual children who do and do not stutter from their monolingual peers. This should lead to a better identification of stuttering in bilinguals. This 75-min webinar will include a presentation of the theoretical background related to this specific topic, and some preliminary findings of a research project carried out in Lebanon.

• Note: Please register if you can attend the LIVE event only. A recording will be available on our Streaming Video Site for a small fee ($10) within a few weeks.
• Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*, Parents of Children who Stutter, Adults who Stutter
• There is no fee for this event.
• *This course is not eligible for CEUs at this time

Bio: Selma Saad Merouwe is a Slovak-Lebanese Speech and Language Therapist and an ECSF graduate. She is a lecturer and a researcher in fluency disorders at Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, and a PhD candidate at both Turku University (Finland) and Saint-Joseph University. In her clinical practice and research, she focuses on fluency disorders and bilingualism.

Sep 28, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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