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Resources for Families


Online Parent Support Groups


Other Research Websites

Bilingualism and Autism Project
Development Autism Research Technology (DART)
http://www.dart.ed.ac.uk/research/bilingualism-and-autism

RAMDEI (Research Association for Multilingual Development, Education and Intervention)
Studies of multilingualism and autism spectrum disorders
https://eugene-ryan-2i8u.squarespace.com


English Articles

For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May be a Boon. 
~Dr. Ann Griswold
Scientific American (July, 2016) 

Bilingualism and Autism Fact Sheet (Downloadable PDF) 
~Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson
University of Edinburgh Bilingualism and Autism Research
(January, 2016) 

Bilingualism and Autism.
~Dr. Elizabeth Peña
2 Languages 2 Worlds (2013) 

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Autism and Bilingualism: Our Family's Journey to Make it Possible.
~Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz
Growing Up Bilingual (2011) 


Chinese Articles

加國大學發現雙語不會妨礙自閉症兒童的語言發展
美寶論壇
資料來源:英屬哥倫比亞大學(2011)

雙語發展與語言障礙的兒童
語言發展家長指南,舊金山加州州立大學 (2012)


Videos

Carrie Slaymaker, M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses the benefit of enabling autistic children to remain bilingual when different languages are used in the home and academic setting. View on Youtube.

John Consalvi, M.A., CCC-SLP, CEO of LinguaHealth interviews Dr. Kathryn Kohnert, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor Emeritus University of Minnesota, and they discuss the importance of bilingualism in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. View on Youtube.

Books

 

Research Bibliography

Baker, D. (2013). Particular polyglots: Multilingual students with autism. Disability and Society, 28(4), 527-541. doi:10.1080/09687599.2012.717883

de Oliveira, Ê. (2015). A Literature Review on Bilingualism among Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Revista Chilena de Fonoaudiología, 14, 33-44.

Drysdale, H., van der Meer, L., & Kagohara, D. (2015). Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from Bilingual Families: a Systematic Review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2(1), 26-38.

Fahim, D., & Nedwick, K. (2014). Around the World: Supporting Young Children With ASD Who Are Dual Language Learners. Young Exceptional Children, 17(2), 3-20. doi:10.1177/1096250613477870

Hambly, C., & Fombonne, E. (2012). The impact of bilingual environments on language development in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 42(7), 1342-1352. doi:10.1007/s10803 -011-1365 -z2193856310.1007 /s10803-011-1365-z

Hambly, C., & Fombonne, E. (2014). Factors influencing bilingual expressive vocabulary size in children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1079-1089. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2014.05.013

Jegatheesan, B. (2011). Multilingualism and autism: Perspectives of South Asian Muslim immigrant parents on raising a child with a communicative disorder in multilingual contexts. Bilingual research journal, 34(2), 185-200.

Kay-Raining Bird, E., Lamond, E., & Holden, J. (2012). Survey of bilingualism in autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47(1), 52-64.

Ohashi, J. K., Mirenda, P., Marinova-Todd, S., Hambly, C., Fombonne, E., Szatmari, P., . . . Thompson, A. (2012). Comparing early language development in monolingual- and bilingual-explosed young children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 890-897.

Park, S. (2014). Bilingualism and children with autism spectrum disorders: Issues, research, and implications. NYS TESOL Journal, 1(2), 122-129.

Petersen, J. M., Marinova-Todd, S., & Mirenda, P. (2012). Brief report: An exploratory study of lexical skills in bilingual children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 42(7), 1499-1503. doi:10.1007/s10803 -011-1366 -y2194770910.1007 /s10803-011-1366-y

Reetzke, R., Zou, X., Sheng, L., & Katsos, N. (2015). Communicative development in bilingually exposed Chinese children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(1), 1-13. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-13-0258

Schneider, H. D., & Hopp, J. P. (2011). The use of the Bilingual Aphasia Test for assessment and transcranial direct current stimulation to modulate language acquisition in minimally verbal children with autism. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 25(6/7), 640-654. doi:10.3109/02699206.2011.570852

Seung, H., Siddiqi, S., & Elder, J. H. (2006). Intervention outcomes of a bilingual child with autism. Journal of medical speech-language pathology, 14(1), 53-63.

Valicenti-McDermott, M., Tarshis, N., Schouls, M., Galdston, M., Hottinger, K., Seijo, R., . . . Shinnar, S. (2013). Language Differences Between Monolingual English and Bilingual English-Spanish Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Child Neurology, 28(7), 945-948. doi:10.1177/0883073812453204

Yu, B. (2013). Issues in bilingualism and heritage language maintenance: Perspectives of minority-language mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(1), 10-24. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/10-0078)

Yu, B. (2016). Bilingualism as Conceptualized and Bilingualism as Lived: A Critical Examination of the Monolingual Socialization of a Child with Autism in a Bilingual Family. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 46(2), 424-435. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2625-0