Please provide a clear, concise answer to the following question. Make sure that your answer includes a clear thesis statement, well-developed support, and a conclusion.
Is there a critical period for language? Using one piece of evidence from normally developing bilingual or multilingual acquisition, one from language development in special populations (e.g. congenitally blind or deaf children; children with autism or SLI), and one from normally developing monolingual children (three pieces total), provide a clear, detailed response. Make sure to include a specific example from each of the populations mentioned above, as well as an explanation for why this piece of evidence is important and how it fits in with the larger body of evidence