“Jumpeth like[s] drinking ice”: The Equivalent Language Abilities of Bilingual and Monolingual Children with Autism

When: April 3, 2012, 11:00am- 12:30pm
Where: Room 278, Neville Scarfe Building, UBC Vancouver

Speaker: Stefka Marinova-Todd, EdD, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

This presentation summarizes a series of studies that compares the language abilities of bilingual children with autism with those of matched groups of monolingual children with autism. Consistently, the findings show no differences between the two groups, suggesting that children with autism have the capacity to be bilingual.

Presented by: CIRCA Winter Colloquium Series 2012