Bilingualism and Language Delay

It’s international education week this week. In celebration, Lisa Bedore and I have been invited to author a series of guest posts over on Mommy Maestra. Check out the introductory post on bilingualism and language delay.

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  1. #1 by Daniela Valle on January 5, 2011 - 10:23 pm

    Our 5 year old has grown in a spanish speaking home (both my husband and I are Mexicans) but was born and has been raised in the United States. He has gone to preschool since he was 2 and has been diagnosed, after several evaluations, with a speech delay. Today he mostly speaks in English and he mixes spanish words in his sentences. Although he has improved his communication skills, he is not yet able to express his thoughts in a very clearly manner. Is there an estimation in when bilingual children with speech delay start speaking not mixing languages? What about an estimation in when these children start communicating like their peers? We were advised to choose his speech therapy only in one language and he has been in an English one since two years ago, is there any study regarding this issue?

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