Faculty Publications

Title

Specifying the needs of a ‘bilingual’ developmentally disabled population: Issues and case studies

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

NABE Journal

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

76

Abstract

Linguistic and cognitive assessment of children whose home language is not English involves a number of complex issues. These include criteria for labeling minority children cognitively deficient, the relationship between bilingualism and cognitive development, acquisition of Spanish and English by bilingual children, and the design of programs for children from non-English speaking background who are also experiencing development disability. Following a review of related literature are sketches of three bilingual children with developmental problems as well as diverse sets of abilities. © 1981 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1981

DOI of published version

10.1080/08855072.1981.10668417

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