Language Development in Simultaneous and Sequential Bilinguals

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 7,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. design effective instructional plans to support learning for a culturally and linguistically diverse student body as included in the NASP Practice Model.
  2. describe the factors that contribute to effective dual-language acquisition.
  3. develop effective family–school collaborations to support students’ dual-language acquisition.


Considering that the body of bilingual students in the United States continuously growing, it is imperative that professionals are aware of the characteristics of this diverse group and understand concepts related to first and second language acquisition. This research study focuses on factors to language proficiency in simultaneous and sequential bilinguals. School psychologists will be provided with practical implications for supporting language acquisition in bilingual children and a future avenue for research.



Malgorzata N. Gusiletov, Barry University
Emilie A. Ney, Barry University


Agnes E. Shine, PhD


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