Aims and objectives:
Is bilingualism a barrier or an advantage for children with delayed language? This course aims to answer the question by exploring the current research studies on multilingualism in children with delayed language.
- Dispel some of the myths surrounding bilingualism
- Understand the principle of language development in the dominant and second language
- Consider the cultural aspects of language development and their influence on language mastery
- Look at practical ideas to promote bilingual language development
- Share useful tips to work alongside parents to enhance children’s language.
The course is based on current research in the studies of bilingualism, language development and neuroscience. The course also considers the influence of attachment on language development.
Links to Early Years and SEND guidance: Birth to 5 Matters 2021 (Personal Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Understanding the World); SEND Code of Practice 2015 (‘The Graduated Approach’ points 5.36-5.46 and 6.44-6.56).
Audience: All Practitioners in Early Years PVI Settings and Schools
Trainer: Carla Cornelius