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Language Development in Children from Immigrant and Refugee Backgrounds: What Does it Look Like and Why Does it Matter?
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S-LPs in Canada have child L2 learners on their caseloads. Yet, available assessments were created with monolingual children. This raises many challenging questions: What does typical language development look like for child L2 learners? How can atypical language be identified? What about literacy development?
- Identify typical and atypical patterns of L2 development.
- Recognize overlap between the language of children who are typical L2 learners and of children who are monolingual speakers with developmental language disorder (DLD).
- Review best practices for assessing child L2 learners.
- Become familiar with alternative norms for assessment.
- Discuss the literacy development of child L2 learners.