Bilingualism and Autism

Recent Canadian research has shown that bilingual children with autism can more easily switch between tasks than those who only speak one language. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 in Montreal were asked to sort objects on a screen in different ways, and found that bilingual autistic children “performed significantly better” in the more complex part of the test. Further research is being carried out now with younger children.

Posted on by Elizabeth Lake in Languages around the world, Uncategorized