Language background – what difference does it make?

One in four primary school children in Sweden comes from a foreign background. This means that a large proportion of children will be assessed through the medium of a language that they speak at school, but which is not the language they regularly speak at home. Is this a problem? And if so – who’s the problem?

Ketty Andersson (Lund University) will talk about if and how language background may affect assessment and intervention for children in general, particularly children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).