Laida Restrepo, PhD, CCC-SLP, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), and Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA-D, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS), recently attended the Bilingual Narrative Intervention conference in Israel. Funded by Israel Science Foundation, the conference brought together scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel to share their knowledge on intervention, narrative studies, bilingualism, and language development.
Spencer gave the first talk on the first day titled, "Narrative as a Bilingual Tool: Principles of Intervention Design Based on Learning Sciences."
Restrepo attended because she has a grant with the hosts of the conference at Bar Ilan University. Her team is using an intervention Spencer developed to implement bilingual interventions in English-Hebrew, Arabic- Hebrew, Russian-Hebrew, and French-Hebrew.
"It was so flattering to see my lessons in action in one of the Arabic-Hebrew schools and to hear about all their research featuring my intervention," said Spencer.