Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech

The International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (IEPMCS) formed in 2012. Invited members are speech-language pathologists, phoneticians, linguists and speech scientists with specialist knowledge and publications in the field of childhood speech sound disorders, multilingualism, or both. Members collaborate during face-to-face meetings and online to create resources to support multilingual children's speech acquisition. A current focus of the IEPMCS is to draw on the knowledge of the members to create resources for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators to work with children and families do not speak the same language as them.

Chairs

Professor Sharynne McLeod and Dr Sarah Verdon
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Members

Different members of the IEPMCS are involved in different projects (see links below for names of contributing members). Members speak many different languages and have worked in many different countries including: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, People's Republic of China, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Viet Nam. 

Support

The formation of the IEPMCS was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT0990588) titled: Speaking my Languages: International Speech Acquisition in Australia awarded to Sharynne McLeod (2009-2013).

Projects

Position paper

2012 IEMPCS Cork Contributing members

57 members who had worked in 33 countries and used 26 languages in professional practice.

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Photo: 2012 IEPMCS face-to-face meeting, Cork, Republic of Ireland

Members

Convenors

Sharynne McLeod (chair) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Sarah Verdon (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Moderator

Caroline Bowen (Macquarie University, Australia and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Face-to-face panel

Penelope Bacsfalvi (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Kate Crowe (Charles Sturt University, Australia; National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia)
Barbara Davis (The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA)
Anne Hesketh (The University of Manchester, UK)
Nancy Scherer (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Jane Speake (University of Sheffield, UK; Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, UK)
Seyhun Topbaş (Anadolu Üniversitesi, Turkey)
Karla N. Washington (University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)
A. Lynn Williams (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Yvonne Wren (North Bristol Trust / University of the West of England, UK)
Krisztina Zajdó (The University of West Hungary, Hungary)
Natalia Zharkova (Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK)

Online contributors and supporters

Elise Baker (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Martin J. Ball (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USA)
Elaine Ballard (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Avivit Ben David (Hadassah Academic College and Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
B. May Bernhardt (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Mirjam Blumenthal (Royal Dutch Kentalis, The Netherlands)
Françoise Brosseau-Lapré (McGill University Health Centre, Canada)
Ferenc Bunta (University of Houston, TX, USA)
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira (Independent scholar, Singapore)
Jan Edwards (University of Wisconsin- Madison, WI, USA)
Annette Fox-Boyer (European University of Applied Sciences EUAS, Rostock, Germany)
Ellen Gerrits (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann (Portland State University, OR, USA)
Brian A. Goldstein (La Salle University, PA, USA)
Helen Grech (University of Malta, Malta)
David Ingram (Arizona State University, AZ, USA)
Minjung Kim (California State University-Fullerton, CA, USA)
Ghada Khattab (University of Newcastle, UK)
Kathryn Kohnert (University of Minnesota, MN, USA)
Sari Kunnari (University of Oulu, Finland)
Rebekah Lockart (Macquarie University and Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia)
Brenda Louw (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Jane McCormack (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Andrea A. N. MacLeod (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Stefka H. Marinova-Todd (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Þóra Másdóttir (The National Hearing and Speech Institute, Iceland; University of Iceland, Iceland)
Karen Mattock (Lancaster University, UK)
Ineke Mennen (ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice, Bangor University, Wales, UK)
Vesna Mildner (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Ben Munson (University of Minnesota, MN, USA)
Sandra Neumann (University of Cologne, Germany, Juelich Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3), Germany)
Michelle Pascoe (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Sue Peppé (Independent scholar, Scotland, UK)
Raúl F. Prezas (Texas Christian University, TX, USA)
Raúl Rojas (University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA)
Yvan Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Carol Stoel-Gammon (University of Washington, WA, USA)
Carol Kit Sum To (University of Hong Kong, SAR China)
Cori J. Williams (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Mehmet Yavaş (Florida International University, FL, USA)

 
 

Article: International aspirations

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., Bowen, C., and the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (2013). International aspirations for speech-language pathologists' practice with multilingual children with speech sound disorders: Development of a position paper. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46(4), 375–387. doi 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.04.003

Contributing members: 57 members who had worked in 33 countries and used 26 languages in professional practice.

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Members

Conveners

Sharynne McLeod (chair) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Sarah Verdon (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Moderator

Caroline Bowen (Macquarie University, Australia and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Face-to-face panel

Penelope Bacsfalvi (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Kate Crowe (Charles Sturt University, Australia; National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia)
Barbara Davis (The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA)
Anne Hesketh (The University of Manchester, UK)
Nancy Scherer (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Jane Speake (University of Sheffield, UK; Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, UK)
Seyhun Topbaş (Anadolu Üniversitesi, Turkey)
Karla N. Washington (University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)
A. Lynn Williams (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Yvonne Wren (North Bristol Trust/ University of the West of England, UK)
Krisztina Zajdó (The University of West Hungary, Hungary)
Natalia Zharkova (Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK)

Online contributors and supporters

Elise Baker (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Martin J. Ball (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USA)
Elaine Ballard (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Avivit Ben David (Hadassah Academic College and Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
B. May Bernhardt (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Mirjam Blumenthal (Royal Dutch Kentalis, The Netherlands)
Françoise Brosseau-Lapré (McGill University Health Centre, Canada)
Ferenc Bunta (University of Houston, TX, USA)
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira (Freelance Linguist, Singapore)
Jan Edwards (University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA)
Annette Fox-Boyer (European University of Applied Sciences EUAS, Rostock, Germany)
Ellen Gerrits (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann (Portland State University, OR, USA)
Brian A. Goldstein (La Salle University, PA, USA)
Helen Grech (University of Malta, Malta), David Ingram (Arizona State University, AZ, USA)
Minjung Kim (California State University-Fullerton, CA, USA)
Ghada Khattab (University of Newcastle, UK)
Kathryn Kohnert (University of Minnesota, MN, USA)
Sari Kunnari (University of Oulu, Finland)
Rebekah Lockart (Macquarie University and Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia)
Brenda Louw (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Jane McCormack (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Andrea A. N. MacLeod (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Stefka H. Marinova-Todd (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Þóra Másdóttir (The National Hearing and Speech Institute, Iceland; University of Iceland, Iceland)
Ineke Mennen (ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice, Bangor University, Wales, UK)
Vesna Mildner (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Ben Munson (University of Minnesota, MN, USA)
Sandra Neumann (University of Cologne, Germany, Juelich Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3), Germany)
Michelle Pascoe (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Sue Peppé (Independent scholar, Scotland, UK)
Raúl F. Prezas (Texas Christian University, TX, USA)
Raúl Rojas (University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA)
Yvan Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Carol Stoel-Gammon (University of Washington, WA, USA)
Carol Kit Sum To (University of Hong Kong, SAR China)
Cori J. Williams (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Mehmet Yavaş (Florida International University, FL, USA)

 
 

Intelligibility in Context Scale: Translations

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Tutorial: Speech assessment

2014 IEPMCS StockholmMcLeod, S., Verdon, S., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (2016, in press). Tutorial: Speech assessment for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech-language pathologist. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Contributing members

46 members who had worked in 43 countries and used 27 languages in professional practice.

Photo: 2014 IEPMCS face-to-face meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

Members

Conveners

Sharynne McLeod (co-chair) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Sarah Verdon (co-chair) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Expert panel

Elise Baker (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Martin J. Ball (Linköping University, Sweden)
Elaine Ballard (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Avivit Ben David (Hadassah Academic College and Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
B. May Bernhardt (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Daniel Bérubé (Université de Saint-Boniface, Canada)
Mirjam Blumenthal (Royal Dutch Kentalis, The Netherlands)
Caroline Bowen (Macquarie University, Australia)
Françoise Brosseau-Lapré (Purdue, University, IN, USA)
Ferenc Bunta (University of Houston, TX, USA)
Kathryn Crowe (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira (independent scholar, Singapore)
Barbara Davis (The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA)
Annette Fox-Boyer (European University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann (Portland State University, OR, USA)
Helen Grech (University of Malta, Malta)
Brian Goldstein (La Salle University, PA, USA)
Anne Hesketh (University of Manchester, UK)
Suzanne Hopf (Charles Sturt University, Fiji)
Minjung Kim (California State University, CA, USA)
Sari Kunnari (University of Oulu, Finland)
Andrea MacLeod (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Jane McCormack (Charles Sturt University, Australia; University of Sheffield, UK)
Þóra (Thora) Másdóttir (The National Hearing and Speech Institute, University of Iceland, Iceland)
Glenda Mason (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Sarah Masso (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Sandra Neumann (University of Cologne, Germany)
Martina Ozbič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Michelle Pascoe (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Giang Pham (San Diego State University, CA, USA)
Rosario Román (Bilingual Multicultural Services, NM, USA)
Yvan Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Susan Rvachew (McGill University, Canada)
Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Seyhun Topbaş (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Nancy Scherer (Arizona State University, TN, USA)
Jane Speake (University of Sheffield, UK; Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, UK)
Joseph P. Stemberger (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Isao Ueda (Osaka University, Japan)
Karla N. Washington (University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Carol Westby (University of New Mexico, NM, USA)
A. Lynn Williams (East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)
Yvonne Wren (Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit; North Bristol NHS Trust; Bristol University; University of the West of England, UK)
Krisztina Zajdó (The University of West Hungary, Hungary)
Natalia Zharkova (Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK)

 
 

Speech acquisition studies

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Tutorial: Speech intervention

McLeod, S., Masso, S., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (2016-). Tutorial: Speech intervention for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech-language pathologist. Manuscript in preparation.

Contributing members

Ongoing

Photos: 2016 IEPMCS face-to-face meeting, Halifax, Canada (top)
30th IALP World Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 2016 (bottom)

2016 IEPMCS Halifax
IEPMCS Dublin
 
 

Conference presentations

2016: International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland
2016: International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference Halifax, Canada
2016: Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia
2013: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL, USA
2013: International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Turin, Italy