When a bilingual child is diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum – what should parents do? [guest post]

When a bilingual child is diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum – what should parents do? [guest post]

It is with great joy that I welcome our guest writer for today, Eugene Ryan, a father-of-two and a researcher into bilingualism and autism, with focus on the effects of a multilingual environment on the linguistic and cognitive development of children with ASD. In his...

Q&A: Is saying something in two languages a good way to teach an additional language?

Q&A: Is saying something in two languages a good way to teach an additional language?

Question Dear Rita and all other Family Languages Coaches, I am Shoko, Japanese, and a mother of a son who is 26 months old. My husband is also Japanese and we reside in Japan. I have lived in the States when I was 6-10 years old, and also again when I was 22-25 years...