Latest article: Does preschool matter in predicting reading difficulties for Spanish-Speaking Students.
One of my articles has been recently published by Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal Vol 6(1), pp. 71-86, (2008).
The study looked at 234 Spanish-speaking bilingual preschoolers from pre-k to 1st grade. We wanted to predict whether skills they learned in preschool impacted their academic reading skills in 1st grade. Our results say YES! English vocabulary, English recalling skills, Spanish vocabulary and Spanish word reading skills all significantly contributed to the children ability to read in 1st grade. SO WHAT does this mean?
Don’t let the Spanish go in exchange for English. The more they know in Spanish the more they know in English and the less problems in school, home and the community. Be proud!!!
To access the article and read more details on the study please visit their website at www.ldworldwide.org