Resource summarising evidence and recommendations for clinical practice regarding bilingualism in autism.
“Bilingualism does not negatively impact autistic people and may provide benefits for cognitive and socio-emotional development. It is an essential part of someone’s identity.”
This guidance document summarises the latest findings in the field of bilingualism in autism research. This summary focuses on the information needed by clinicians to provide up-to-date and adapted advice to bilingual families of autistic children and young people. This resource has been endorsed by the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Dr Bérengère G. Digard, Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh, Berengere.Digard@ed.ac.uk
Dr Rachael Davis, Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, RDavis3@ed.ac.uk