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ERIC Number: ED209873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Specifying the Needs of a "Bilingual" Developmentally Disabled Population: Issues and Case Studies.
Greenlee, Mel
Bilingual Education Paper Series, v4 n8 Mar 1981
Assessment and educational programing for linguistically different children who are also experiencing developmental disability is complicated by a number of controversial issues, including lack of developmental data on the course of bilingual language acquisition and the problem of differentiating between a language disorder and linguistic interference. A brief review of research on Spanish/English developmental bilingualism is provided, followed by illustrations of individual linguistic abilities in three bilingual children experiencing developmental problems. It is concluded that research does not support the notion of a linguistic delay due to child bilingualism. The three case studies of three boys (aged 4 1/2, 8, and 9 years) indicate that bilingual proficiency cannot be considered beyond the grasp of a developmentally disabled child. (Author/DB)
National Dissemination and Assessment Center, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 90032 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.
Note: This paper is a shortened version of a presentation at the International Conference on Piagetian Theory and the Helping Professions (10th, Los Angeles, CA, February 3-4, 1980).