This article provides a review of current research on bilingualism and autism to inform the practice of augmentative and alternative communication practitioners. The results from this review of research indicate that the developmental outcomes of bilingual and monolingual children on the autism spectrum are comparable. The findings also suggest that home language development supports English acquisition among this population of children. The article concludes with guidelines for providing augmentative and alternative communication services.
Home Environment and Language Practices
English Learners with Special Needs