Over the last couple of months, there have been several mums voicing their concern over their bilingual monkey's speech delay...and obviously the perpetual myths of bilingualism creating speech delay always come up.
To help, I thought we could have this thread where we could share any relevant articles we come across on the topic of speech delay and pathologies and bilingualism. Hopefully, when bilingual parents browse this forum they'll come across this thread and find answers to their worries.
Both admins are speech and language therapists and draw on research-based practices that have been shown to work for multilingual children. They answer parents' questions and help them on that journey with activities that can be woven into their everyday lives.
What a helpful thread, Amy! Thanks so much for starting it! I'm sure many parents out there will find these articles reassuring and encouraging.
**My new book, "28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables", is now available at booksellers worldwide!** Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction books "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!" (illustrated by Pavel Goldaev) as well as the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear" (illustrated by Simon Farrow).
An amazing podcast about Speech and Language Therapy that explains the difference, the specifics of bilingual kids and the red flags. The interview is a multilingual speech language therapist raising her kids bilingual, Weronika Ozoplat.
Najwa: My eldest sings and verbalizes his figures/cars stories in an invented language that has English sounds and Italian accent. Is it his way to disconnect from his multilingual world?
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Adam Beck: Najwa, it's hard to respond to your question without knowing the full details of the situation. I suggest starting a thread at a suitable board and offering as much information about these circumstances as you can.
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