Language of intervention in bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Over the last few decades the United States has seen a heavy increase in the incidences of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also increasing in the United States is the increase in multicultural and multilingual groups. Although both of these populations are increasing there is very limited information regarding the language abilities of bilingual individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the language used for intervention, and those servicing them. A survey was developed to gather information regarding the current practice trends used by Speech-Language clinicians with bilingual children with ASD. The study was conducted in El Paso, Texas a city located on the U.S. Mexico border, where the population is predominantly bilingual (English/Spanish). The study found that the majority of the bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder were currently receiving bilingual (English/ Spanish) intervention.
Carrillo, Alejandra, "Language of intervention in bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1539928.