The Benefits of Bilingualism
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Most children have the capacity and facility to learn more than one language."
Bilinguals have demonstrated cognitive, neural and linguistic differences when compared to their monolingual peers.
Resources: Consequences for Language, Cognition, Development, and the Brain by Viorica Marian, Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah, Margarita Kaushanskaya, Henrike K. Blumenfeld & Li Sheng
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*If a child has a speech or language problem, it will show up in both languages. Problems are not caused by learning two languages.