ERIC Number: ED188116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Specifying the Needs of a "Bilingual" Developmentally Disabled Population: Issues and Case Studies.
Linguistic and cognitive assessment of children whose home language is not English involves a number of complex issues: minority labeling, the relationship between cognition and bilingualism, "normal" data on bilingual development, and monolingual versus bilingual environment for children experiencing delay. This paper concentrates on reviewing what has been reported about the course and result of "normal" bilingual development of Spanish and English, mentioning briefly studies of monolingual Spanish learners that have been conducted in the United States, and it presents sketches of three children who might be called bilingual, but who show various developmental problems and a diverse set of abilities. These sketches illustrate graphically the heterogeneity of linguistic skills and different program requirements of bilingual developmentally disabled children. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary International Conference (10th, Los Angeles, CA, February 1-2, 1980).