Assessment, Management and Intervention for EAL Children with Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

Conference Organisers: Carolyn Letts, Ghada Khattab

Location: Research Beehive, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 25th June 2009, 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Research Beehive, Newcastle University

Date: Thursday 25 June, 2009  


For the last two years, we have been running an ESRC funded seminar series in this area.  This conference will function partly as a dissemination event, and also as an opportunity for others working in this area to showcase their work.  Professionals such as speech/language therapists, teachers and educational psychologists who work with EAL and/or bilingual children are particularly invited to attend, along with linguistics, psychologists and educationlists who have an interest in communication impairment and bilingualism and/or communication impairment and English as an Additional Language.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Virginia Gathercole, Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice, Bangor University

  • Early registration fee £40. Deadline for early registration: 25 May, 2009
  • Late Registration fee £50

You can register for this event by clicking the following link:

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts for papers or posters addressing any aspect of working with EAL or bilingual children who have underlying speech, language and communication needs/difficulties are welcome.  Oral presentations should be 20 minutes in length, plus 10 minutes for questions.  The number of oral presentations we can accept will be limited, so some proposals for an oral presentation may be offered a poster slot instead.  Abstracts should be no more than 400 words, and submitted by email to  Please indicate your preference for oral presentation or poster, and indicate the title of the conference in your email.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 27 March, 2009

Successful candidates will be notified by 25 April, 2009.


The programme is now available.

For abstracts of the talks please see the following:


For more information on travelling to and around Newcastle please visit link to where you can also download maps of the city centre and campus.


Dr Ghada Khattab
Senior Lecturer

Dr Carolyn Letts
Senior Lecturer

Published: 17th February 2009