Latest research highlights many benefits of bilinguals.
1. Ability to attend to important information and ignore the less important information
2. Ability to multi-task more effectively than monolinguals– through activation and sequencing of different and faster areas in the brain
3. Appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s
read on the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto
Claudia is the Endowed Joan Wieler Arno 49 Professor at Lasell University. She is currently a full professor of education and chair of the Education Program. Claudia has been a teacher, researcher, consultant, and professor of special education.