Bilingual Children with Developmental Disorders on the Yellow Brick Road: Brain, Heart and Courage
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The majority of the population in Canada is at least bilingual, and a significant proportion of children grow up speaking more than one language. However, when many of these children struggle with literacy and academic tasks in schools, it is often difficult for S-LPs to establish the degree to which these difficulties are associated, if at all, with the child’s language abilities. This presentation will discuss the most recent research-based recommendations for assessment of bilingual children, and will provide guiding principles on how to support pre-school and school-aged bilingual children who are neurodivergent or have language or cognitive delays
Describe differences between language delay vs. lack of language proficiency,
Identify additional difficulties that neurodivergent children who are bilingual experience in schools and why
Explain how oral languages is fundamental to literacy development
List some main approaches to assessment and intervention of bilingual children.