Topic: Bilingual English Spanish Assessment

New Assessment Could Reduce Learning Disorder Misdiagnoses Among Bilingual Children

Jan. 29, 2014

As a San Francisco-based speech-language consultant in the mid-1980s, Elizabeth Peña noticed a discouraging trend. At one elementary school, speech-language pathologists had diagnosed every English-Spanish bilingual kindergartner with a language learning disability.

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Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

Sept. 27, 2010

According to the 2000 census, nearly one-third of Texans ages 5 years and older speak Spanish at home. Add the under-5 population and the percentage is even higher. Due to continued immigration and globalism, the bilingual population will continue to grow in Texas.

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