Language Switching May Give Bilingual Children Problem-Solving Boost

Another interesting article from the ASHA leader on the “bilingual advantage”

“The superior performance on these conflict tasks appears to be due to bilinguals’ strengthened cognitive flexibility and selective attention abilities as they have increased experience in switching across languages in expressive vocabulary,” says senior author Diane Poulin-Dubois, a professor in Concordia’s Department of Psychology.”

Read more:

The ASHA Leader, June 2016, Vol. 21, 15. doi:10.1044/leader.RIB2.21062016.15 http://leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2527041&resultClick=3

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