SLT Summer School 2012 edition:2 location:Graz, Austria date:20-22 August 2012
Narrative assessment is an important tool for distinguishing language impairments in children. It is a complex but very interesting way of examining communicative competence and gains more attention in the field of bilingual and multilingual language assessment. Literature also suggests that narrative ability can be predictive for later academic achievement. Based on longitudinal research we gained more information about narrative development in children and the connection to literacy. This study was performed on monolingual Dutch speaking children. In this presentation we provide an overview of the recent data and compare them to what is known about narrative development in bilingual or multilingual children. We focus on the connection between narrative competence and academic outcome in this specific population.