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Is bilingualism for everybody?


At risk learners and bilingualism – interesting paper.

This paper focuses on bilingualism and the following three categories:


  • Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): SLI refers to the presence of a language learning impairment in the absence of impairments in nonverbal intelligence, frank neurological difficulties, hearing problems, and oral-motor structure and function difficulties. SLI is also sometimes referred to as Language Impairment, Developmental Language Disorders, and Primary Language Impairment.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): ASD is a disorder of social interactions accompanied by restricted repetitive behaviors and often, but not always, is associated with intellectual disability and/or language impairments.
  • Down syndrome (DS): DS is a chromosomal disorder usually resulting in moderate ID, language impairment, and physiological, anatomical and health anomalies.  

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