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Bilingualism in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Behaviors, Strengths, and Pathways

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Dr. Ryan W. Pontier gives an overview of bilingualism in infancy and toddlerhood, providing a broad understanding of what bilingualism is and various ways to support young children’s bilingual development.



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After this presentation, participants will be able to analyze children’s speech, identify and explain the benefits of raising bilingual children, and recognize different traditional pathways to raising bilingual children.

About Dr. Ryan W. Pontier

Ryan W. Pontier, PhD., is President of the Miami-Dade TESOL and Bilingual Education Association, President of the Early Childhood Bilingual Education Council for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Vice-Chair, Media & Government Relations Committee for LULAC Florida and also a Miami Foundation Fellow.

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