Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Standard English Difficulties and Helpful Intervention Strategies for Aboriginal Students

Author(s) R. Colleen Bovaird Wawrykow
Volume 35
Number 2
Year 2011
Page(s) 198-205
Language English

Abstract This paper provides a reflective account of difficulties and differences that may cause Aboriginal Canadian students to struggle with Standard English. Special considerations for Aboriginal students and strategies for intervention are described. These clinical reflections are based on twenty years of cultural and working experience as an Aboriginal Speech-Language Pathologist in Central Vancouver Island, B.C., as well as personal observations and interactions with Aboriginal people from across Canada.

Le présent article rapporte le fruit de réflexions sur les difficultés et les différences qui pourraient expliquer le fait que les enfants autochtones du Canada ont de la difficulté à maîtriser l’anglais courant. Il décrit les éléments particuliers à prendre en considération pour les élèves autochtones et des stratégies d’intervention. Ces réflexions cliniques sont fondées sur vingt ans d’expérience culturelle et professionnelle à titre d’orthophoniste autochtone au centre de l’île de Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique ainsi que sur des observations personnelles et des interactions avec des Autochtones de partout au Canada.
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