Objective: Studies of Dual Language Learners (DLL) with limited English proficiency are overrepresented in special education programs (SEP). This review attempted to identify factors related to DLLs in SEP and explore associated neuropsychological correlates. Data Selection: Key words used in this search, included bilingualism, SEP, children, and neuropsychology. Databases used included EBSCOhost, PsycARTICLES, and PsychINFO. Only studies that analyzed DLLs in SEP and its neuropsychological correlates, published between 2005 and 2016 were included. Twelve studies that met inclusion criteria were utilized for this review. Data Synthesis: Findings of four studies concluded that bilingual children have the highest rates of identification in SEP. Two studies emphasized that placement in SEP relates to bilinguals’ disadvantages on stammering, language tasks, and verbal memory. Interestingly, three studies determined that bilingual children outperformed same-age monolinguals in neuropsychological tests that measure executive functioning (EF). One study used neuroimaging to detect brain activation in the neural processing...

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