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Saturday, March 12 • 09:30 - 10:15
Development of Literacy in Children at High-Risk of Dyslexia: Implications for Intervention

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Abstract: This talk will present findings from longitudinal studies of children at high-risk ofdyslexia highlighting the role of early language delay in the etiology of dyslexia. Data from alongitudinal study of children followed from age 3 to 8 years will focus first on their preschoollanguage profiles and then on outcomes. It will be argued that dyslexia is the outcome ofmultiple risk factors and that children who enter school with a language impairment are mostat risk of reading problems. We will consider the implications of these findings for education,particularly for intervention to promote reading and language.


Professor Maggie Snowling

Biography: Margaret (Maggie) Snowling is President of St. John’s College and Professor in theDepartment of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. Prior to moving to Oxford in2012, she was Professor of Psychology at the University of York where she was Co-Director ofthe Centre... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 09:30 - 10:15 GMT