FIU Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

FIU Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

For more than 20 years, research has suggested children who are bilingual have an advantage when it comes to executive functions, which are the cognitive processes that have to do with managing behaviors and attention. But researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families say that is not the case for American 9- and 10-year-olds.

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