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 In addition to language proficiency,​due to differences in brain structure, bilinguals have increased [[Cognitive_Development| cognitive development]]. Bilinguals are better able to deal with verbal and linguistic abilities, general reasoning concepts, formation of divergent thinking, and metalinguistic skills. Due to bilinguals increased cognitive ability, they experience both advantages and disadvantages in [[Education_and_School_ Achievement|education and school achievement]]. They are better able to analyze different aspects of language and are at an advantage with academic language skills. However, they are disadvanatged due to their in ability to fully use both languages, specifically in reading and language arts skills. ​ In addition to language proficiency,​due to differences in brain structure, bilinguals have increased [[Cognitive_Development| cognitive development]]. Bilinguals are better able to deal with verbal and linguistic abilities, general reasoning concepts, formation of divergent thinking, and metalinguistic skills. Due to bilinguals increased cognitive ability, they experience both advantages and disadvantages in [[Education_and_School_ Achievement|education and school achievement]]. They are better able to analyze different aspects of language and are at an advantage with academic language skills. However, they are disadvanatged due to their in ability to fully use both languages, specifically in reading and language arts skills. ​
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