Category Generation of Bilingual Children
Course Type: PDF White Paper
Find out how bilingualism can influence the number of words that a child can generate when asked to talk about a subject.
Categorization refers to the vocabulary that is produced by children when they are asked to name items related to a theme (e.g. animals). These items can be requested in broad terms (e.g. name all) or discrete terms (e.g. name all farm animals). This information can be helpful in describing how a child learns and the semantic knowledge that they have. Young typically developing bilingual children exhibit stronger categorization skills earlier than typically developing monolingual children.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs
(Professional area, Advanced level).
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the process of category generation and item naming by bilingual children
- List the number and types of items generated by bilingual children
- Describe the types of errors typically made by bilingual children
- Discuss the types of categorization strategies typically used by bilingual children
- Describe the different patterns of item generation in children with typical development and children with language impairment.