At least 25% of autistic children worldwide have the potential to grow up in a bilingual environment. However, many autistic children are being denied opportunities to access additional languages and the cultural, familial and community connections that come with this. There is little evidence identifying the barriers to language learning and access, and no research addressing the perspectives of practitioners, who are crucial in supporting parents to make informed choices about bilingualism with their child.
Davis, R., Dr, Zaki, F. M., & Sargent, L. (2020, October 15). Autism and bilingualism: A thematic analysis of speech and language practitioners’ experiences. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/fcpk2