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Bilingual Exposure and Language Development in Children At-Risk for Language Disorders.

Abstract

The goal of this study was to compare the development of vocabulary in children at risk for developmental disorders who were exposed to one or two languages. Study 1 assessed children attending a High Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic, most of whom were born preterm... Study 2 assessed children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children with ASDs also make up a significant subset of children with language difficulties...We aim to address whether bilingual exposure affects the amount of verbal and nonverbal productions in children born prematurely (Study 1) and in children with ASD (Study 2).

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