Does simultaneous bilingualism aggravate children’s specific language problems?

  title={Does simultaneous bilingualism aggravate children’s specific language problems?},
  author={Marit Korkman and Maria Stenroos and Annika Mickos and Martin Westman and Pia Ekholm and Roger Byring},
  journal={Acta Paediatrica},
Aim:  There is little data on whether or not a bilingual upbringing may aggravate specific language problems in children. This study analysed whether there was an interaction of such problems and simultaneous bilingualism. 

What is the impact of a bilingual environment on the language development of children with SLI?*

This critical review investigates the impact of bilingualism on the language development of children with SLI. Six articles that examined the relationship between bilingualism and SLI were reviewed

Bilingual education for young children: review of the effects and consequences

  • E. Bialystok
  • Education
    International journal of bilingual education and bilingualism
  • 2018
Research evaluating the outcomes of bilingual education for language and literacy levels, academic achievement, and suitability for children with special challenges finds no evidence for harmful effects and much evidence for net benefits in many domains.

Bilingualism and Performance on Two Widely Used Developmental Neuropsychological Test Batteries

Investigation of the effect of bilingualism on the two widely used developmental neuropsychological test batteries Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) and A Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition (NEPSY-II) in children revealed no difference in the performance between bilingual and monolingual children.

The bilingual [dis]advantage

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Language and executive functioning in the context of specific language impairment and bilingualism

The present thesis has investigated how French-speaking monolingual and bilingual children with SLI (specific language impairment) performed on various tasks examining language and executive

Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making for Bilingual Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are treating an increasing number of bilingual clients, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and there is not a clear consensus among SLPs about how best to treat these patients.

Dis/ability labels and emergent bilingual children: current research and new possibilities to grow as bilingual and biliterate learners

ABSTRACT Children who learn at the crossroads of multiple identities are at risk of experiencing inequality at multiple levels. Intersectionality frameworks have illuminated the relationship between

Effects of anxiety, language skills, and cultural adaptation on the development of selective mutism.

  • A. Starke
  • Psychology
    Journal of communication disorders
  • 2018

Conceptual Scoring of Lexical Organization in Bilingual Children With Language Impairment

The aim was to evaluate conceptual scoring of lexical organization in bilingual children with language impairment (BLI) and to compare BLI performance with monolingual children with language



Bilingualism in development: Language, literacy, and cognition.

This book explains the process of starting with one language and adding another, and the extent of the bilingual mind.

Bilingual children with specific language impairment: Theoretical and applied issues

  • J. Paradis
  • Linguistics
    Applied Psycholinguistics
  • 2007
Bilingualism is often considered an inappropriate developmental choice for children with specific language impairment (SLI) because, according to a widespread belief, these children's limited

The interface between bilingual development and specific language impairment

  • J. Paradis
  • Psychology, Linguistics
    Applied Psycholinguistics
  • 2010
ABSTRACT Research at the interface of bilingual development and child language disorders has increased greatly in the past decade. The purpose of this article is to highlight the theoretical and

Bilingual Children with Specific Language Impairment and Standardized Assessments: Preliminary Findings from a Study of Children in Language Units

This paper focuses on a group of bilingual children within a large cohort of children with specific language impairment (SLI) attending language units attached to mainstream primary schools across

Language profiles of monolingual and bilingual Finnish preschool children at risk for language impairment.

Although a slight general cost of bilingualism was found in the language profile of the six-year olds in this study, a bilingual background was not associated with more severe language problems in the LI Risk Group, and there would seem to be no need to shield language-impaired children from opportunities for dual language learning.

Assessment of Bilingual Children for Identification of Language Impairment: Current Findings and Implications for Practice

Abstract Children from bilingual backgrounds are sometimes overidentified with language impairment (LI) because educators do not have appropriate developmental expectations. At other times bilingual

Assessment of specific language impairment in Swedish

The results from pre-testings of 42 children selected for a cross-linguistic study are discussed to establish the usefulness of the assessment instruments used and whether the children selected are

Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

This comprehensive, student-friendly text takes the popular first edition to the next level, enriching it with 6 years of new research and the latest guidance on best practices.

Language impairment in Swedish bilingual children: a comparison between bilingual and monolingual children in Malmö

Bilingual children referred over a 12‐mo period to University Hospital in Malmo for suspected language impairment ran a significantly lower risk of being referred by a child health centre, but the risk increased with severity of language impairment.

Risk factors for language impairment in Swedish bilingual and monolingual children relative to severity

Compared groups of clinically assessed children, bilinguals whose parents were both non‐Swedish and monolinguals, showed that two risk factors were the same: parental distress and short attention span.