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New Assessment Could Reduce Learning Disorder Misdiagnoses Among Bilingual Children

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.

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

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. Five to 8 percent of preschoolers experience a speech-language disorder, one of…   » Continue Reading