Assessing Multilingual Children | Jan de Jong
Diagnosing specific language impairment (SLI) in bilingual children is a challenging task for clinicians.
After all, it requires solid knowledge of normal development in bilingual children but also of the symptoms of the impairment. This book (the outcome of a European COST project) presents a broad set of diagnostic tools that can be used in both of a bilingual child´s languages. It also supplies the scientific rationale behind the tools. The tasks described target different linguistic domains and also non-linguistic skills. Testing the child in two languages in tandem should result in a more reliable diagnostic process and prevent misdiagnosis.
Assessing Multilingual Children. Disentangling Bilingualism from Language Impairment
- Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jan de Jong & Natalia Meir (eds.)
- Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2015
- ISBN: 9781783093120; 9781783093113