This white paper reviews evidence concerning the capacity of young learners with disabilities to acquire more than one language during the preschool and school years and the characteristics of dual language programs and classroom instruction and intervention practices that support their language development, learning, and well-being in school.
This white paper is a collaboration of the National Dual Language Forum (NDLF).
The mission of the National Dual Language Forum (NDLF) is to advocate for quality dual language bilingual education that is rooted in principles of social justice, equity and access. NDLF represents a collaborative network of expert organizations and researchers dedicated to dual language education. The NDLF provides a forum to impact issues of consequence to dual language education in the United States and offers research-informed resources for policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and families in support of effective dual language programs.
Members of the National Dual Language Forum (NDLF) consist of a growing cadre of organizations committed to dual language and bilingual education and supporting high-quality effective programs.