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dc.contributor.authorHoward, Katie
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorKatsos, Napoleon
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T16:15:00Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T16:15:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-09
dc.identifier.issn0162-3257
dc.identifier.others10803-020-04528-x
dc.identifier.other4528
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316239
dc.description.abstractAbstract: A growing body of evidence suggests that bilingual exposure does not negatively impact children on the autism spectrum. This study sought to illuminate parents’ perceptions and choices regarding maintaining bilingualism in autism. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 family members in England and Wales. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Although parents expressed positive attitudes towards bilingualism, these views were not always congruent with their language practices. Instead, several factors influenced decisions about language maintenance in autism, including the severity of the child’s autism, advice received, and the importance of English as the dominant societal language. This article calls for greater support for families in making language decisions that are suitable for the individual child and their family.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectOriginal Paper
dc.subjectBilingualism
dc.subjectAutism
dc.subjectParental experiences
dc.titleParental Perceptions and Decisions Regarding Maintaining Bilingualism in Autism
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-01-15T16:15:00Z
prism.endingPage192
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
prism.startingPage179
prism.volume51
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.63348
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10803-020-04528-x
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidHoward, Katie [0000-0002-5731-6490]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-3432
pubs.funder-project-idArts and Humanities Research Council (AH/N004671/1., AH/N004671/1.)


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