07 March 2023
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Multilingualism has been linked with numerous benefits for children and families.

Children may learn multiple languages simultaneously and may show a preference for one language.

Receptive language skills are key in determining if speech pathology intervention is required for multilingual children.

The limited amount of exposure to languages because of the COVID-19 lockdowns may have directly impacted language acquisition, and the trajectory of language development for multilingual children could differ from monolingual children. 

Early referral to speech pathology is critical if a child is having difficulty with understanding and following verbal information in their primary language.

Where and how to refer

Resources for Multilingual Homes

Webinar: The Benefits of Multilingualism

Interview: Teaching multiple languages to under fives

Expert in the field of multilingualism