Bilingualism and specific language impairment in children attending language units.

@article{Crutchley1997BilingualismAS,
  title={Bilingualism and specific language impairment in children attending language units.},
  author={Antony C Crutchley and Nicola Botting and Gina Conti-Ramsden},
  journal={European journal of disorders of communication : the journal of the College of Speech and Language Therapists, London},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={267-76}
}
Bilingual children were found to form a distinct subgroup within a large cohort of children with specific language-impairment (SLI) attending language units across England. They differed from the cohort as a whole, and from a language-matched monolingual 'control' group, on measures including language profile on entry to the unit, performance on standardised tests, emotional-behavioural state and probable future educational placement. This paper sets out the nature of these differences in more… CONTINUE READING