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SCAMP Study Finding: Bilingualism has a positive effect on working memory, especially in disadvantaged pupils

Our colleagues over at UCL’s Institute of Education (IOE) have published some fascinating findings on the benefits of bilingualism, based on SCAMP data.

“It is also very important to note that the SCAMP project had different aims and was not specifically designed for bilingual research. However, the excellent biographical and empirical data collected in the SCAMP cohort have allowed us to further explore the hypothesis that multilingual acquisition may help offset the negative impact of impoverished environments on cognitive development.”

Dr Roberto Filippi, Director of the Multilanguage & Cognition lab at IOE on the SCAMP cohort

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