This bachelor thesis is titled "The logopedic Process of children with non-German as their first language”. It deals with the different stages of the logopedic process regarding multilingualism which constantly is a big challenge for speech therapy. The aim with this paper on the one hand is to show the experiences of speech therapists in Austria working with children having German not as their first language. On the other hand it is to be detected what influence the respective first language has on the logopedic process. Thus it is to be identified which stage causes the most difficulties and if those difficulties vary depending on the mother tongue. These considerations led to the following main research question:
“What influence do non-German first languages of children have on the logopedic process of speech therapists in Austria?”
The hypothesis is as follows: Non-German first languages influence the diagnostic stage within the logopedic process the most. An online questionnaire was established as method of collecting data in order to answer the main research question in the empirical chapter. The random sample (n=37) consists of members of the professional institution “Logopädie Austria”. The results of this study disprove the assumption that non-German first languages at the non-German first language have the greatest impact on the diagnostics and show the greatest effect in the parental involvement.