Dynamic assessment of word learning skills: identifying language impairment in bilingual children.

  title={Dynamic assessment of word learning skills: identifying language impairment in bilingual children.},
  author={Maria Kapantzoglou and Ma Adelaida Restrepo and Marilyn S. Thompson},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  volume={43 1},
PURPOSE Bilingual children are often diagnosed with language impairment, although they may simply have fewer opportunities to learn English than English-speaking monolingual children. This study examined whether dynamic assessment (DA) of word learning skills is an effective method for identifying bilingual children with primary language impairment (PLI). METHOD Fifteen 4- and 5-year-old predominantly Spanish-speaking children with typical language development (TLD) and 13 with PLI each… CONTINUE READING
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