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SRCLD 2019
The Symposium for Research on Child Language Disorders celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Each year, SRCLD meets in Madison
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Guest Blog: A Historical Perspective on the ‘Dyslexia Myth’
Is there such a thing as ‘dyslexia’? In this guest blog, Philip Kirby and Maggie Snowling offer a historical perspective
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Learning to read: from biology to culture via cognition
I’m used to thinking about time in two different ways in my research. One type of time is developmental time
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What is semantic diversity, and how might it support children’s reading?
We’ve been thinking a lot about semantic diversity lately and how it might relate to children’s reading development. We invited
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Bullying and Mental Health
Our latest research-practice Partner event was themed around mental health and well-being. Lucy Bowes discussed some of her work on
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And the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2018 is…
Nearly 135,000 stories from 5-13 year-olds across the UK and a huge 56 million words later, the Oxford Children’s Word
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Who are poor comprehenders?
There’s been much discussion recently regarding the “language gap” and the “word gap” — the recognition that there are huge
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Language: The Elephant in the Reading Room
Some children start school with worryingly low levels of oral language.  In this guest post, Maggie Snowling tells us why
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Word Detective: A guide for parents
Word Detective is our nationwide citizen science project for children. Lots of children have already taken part in our quiz,
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Word Detective: A guide for the classroom
Word Detective is our nationwide citizen science project. Many children have already participated, earning their Word Detective certificate. With your help,
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