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Reading achievement gaps were compared between the performance of African American and Latino/Hispanic children to their White peers. Among the many reasons offered to explain and address these achievement gaps, language differences and language proficiency were primary considerations. There was evidence that bidialectism and bilingualism can be leveraged to support literacy learning.


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs
(Various Levels, Professional Area).

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the similarities and differences in the reading acquisition of young bilingual and bidialectal readers using a strengths-based perspective.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

Explain how bidialectism and bilingualism have different implications for children's receptive and expressive English language knowledge, and how their language differences can support literacy learning.

Price: $15.00


  • ASHA 0.1 CEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels, Professional Area).

Test Code: TLD1183
Published: Jan/Mar 2018
Expires: 9/30/2020
Required Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: Nicole Patton Terry; Brandy Gatlin; Lakeisha Johnson
Specialties: Language