Speech Development in Bilingual Children

As a speech language pathologist, I am asked all the time about language development in children raised with more than one language, so I was thrilled when I was given this opportunity to share some information on this subject on All Done Monkey, a great blog written by a mother raising her children to be bilingual. The post went up on Monday, and you can check it out on the blog HERE and leave me a comment…what do you think?

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See you over there!

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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Mrs. Katie, you are really so great in explaining your craft. I had it understood here more than when I went to speech therapist. By the way I raised my son in bilingual language, Greek and English although English is not my native tongue.

  2. I am raising a bilingual child. My daughter just turned 8 months. My husband and nanny speak to her in Albanian and I speak to her in English. I was wondering if there is anything I should do differently to help her learn both these languages. I am worried that she will not be able to speak both fluently. Is there any advice on how to ensure fluency in both languages?

  3. Our child is struggling with three languages – English, Arabic and Russian. He’s approaching 4 y.o. and unfortunately none of the 3 languages is “formed”. It’s very alarming as we live in a developing country where none of the 3 languages is native and the speech therapists do NOT exist. Any advise on what to do? Thanks.

    • Hi Julia,

      Trilingualism is a toughie, and it is hard to give you real advice without seeing the child. I have seen children grow up trilingual with NO issues, while others struggle. I know that Tatyana from Smart Speech Therapy LLC knows quite a bit about multilingualism and you may want to check out her blog for more info. Good luck!

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