The Many Benefits of Bilingualism

While research continuously supports multi-language exposure for children, myths surrounding bilingualism remain. Increased working memory and cognition are among the many benefits of being a multi-language user. Fostering a home environment that includes all spoken languages of the family provides more opportunity for children to engage with their extended family. Speech-language pathologists must help children and families advocate for services that support bilingual intervention. Please visit the article by Farinam Pletka, MS, CCC-SLP in the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Journal for more information on her experience as a bilingual SLP:





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