“We were singing in Amharic, talking in Amharic. She was asking them how do you say that in Amharic, reminding them of who they are. Children felt of a sense of who they are with their own peers with the same culture, with mom sitting and talking.” Community co-lead In early Summer, we joined theContinue reading “Empowering Communities”
Tag Archives: #MultilingFamilies
Growing up bilingual
We are thrilled! chuffed! emballées! to share a free resource that our lab has developed for families. By drawing on research and the lived experiences of our collaborating families, we developed a simple one-page document for parents about supporting their child who is growing up bilingual. Our multilingual lab has developed versions in Arabic, French,Continue reading “Growing up bilingual”
Home language knowledge is a strength!
New pub! A bilingual’s home language is a STRENGTH, even when assessing the school language. We harness children’s ability to transfer knowledge, fast map & use social context in a dynamic task. @MultilingFamLab @UofARehabMed #MultilingualismIsNormal
Power imbalance in family engagement in research
Our postdoctoral Fellow, Catrine Demers, presented a poster at the Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) Conference 2021 in November 2021 entitled “Power imbalance in family engagement in research: a self-reflection tool for researchers” with co-author Maude Champagne. Their infographic and self-reflection tool was created within the Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion at McMasterContinue reading “Power imbalance in family engagement in research”
Lab Presentation Round-UP
As we head into the shortest days of the year here in Edmonton, we are thinking fondly of the long warm summer days. In Summer 2021, our Multilingual Lab members had a blast presenting their research at conferences!