Podcast: Bilingualism – is it best?

This week’s podcast explores the question about whether or not it is beneficial or just confusing to teach your child with autism multiple languages, or suppress the use of more than one language at home. Turns out, being bilingual helps with executive functioning (or those with preserved executive functioning can be bilingual), language, and provides benefits in verbal IQ depending on SES. In other words, it’s not harmful, it can be helpful, and those who choose to speak two languages at home should continue to do so if they feel that it is enhancing their child’s learning. Listen to the podcast here and find more information in the links below:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35102760/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34813032/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36222993/