Children’s communication during COVID-19: Survey Results

Early in May 2020, we launched a survey to understand how COVID-19 was impacting children’s communication. We’ll summarize the results and tips below. You can also find the results on ERA at UofA. A total of 201 parents responded who spoke English, French or Spanish at home. Parents noted that the largest change in communicationContinue reading “Children’s communication during COVID-19: Survey Results”

Excellence through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In June 2020, the Multilingual Families Lab discussed our values and what we wanted to bring forward.  We have been inspired by the work of Dr. Katta and Dr. Liboiron. We believe in excellence through equity, diversity, and inclusion. We educate ourselves about racism, discrimination, and prejudice. We are inclusive in our research to buildContinue reading “Excellence through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”

COVID-19 Multilingual Families Talking and Playing

We are excited to share resources to get multilingual children and their families talking and playing, even during COVID-19 (https://bit.ly/PlayIdeasMultilingFamLab). These resources are a result of a collaboration between MSc-SLP students from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program,  Paris Begrand-Fast, Rebecca Epp, Marisa Lelekach, Tara McPhedran, Romy Pistotnik, Kira Shelton, Krista Toohey, and Taylor Wilson,Continue reading “COVID-19 Multilingual Families Talking and Playing”

@MultilingFamLab on Research on RehabMed Live!

To celebrate May Speech & Hearing month, #CommunicateAwareness, the Communication Science and Disorders Department’s Dr. Esther Kim, Dr. Bill Hodgetts and I participated in today’s @UofARehabMed’ RehabMed Live.  It was exciting to pull together our perspectives on connecting with loved ones and overcoming challenges. From our lab’s work, I shared about our Survey findings andContinue reading “@MultilingFamLab on Research on RehabMed Live!”

Tips for communicating with family & friends during COVID-19

Early in the isolation and lock-down, we found lots of information about how to communicate with colleagues when working remotely.  But we found very little on how to better communicate with family and friends.  Although most of us have family and friends who live afar, we often don’t need to use “remote” tools to talkContinue reading “Tips for communicating with family & friends during COVID-19”