A selection of related articles, news, resources and information from across the web this month.
Published on educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/
This programme aims to improve the quality of classroom talk as a means to increasing pupils' engagement, learning and attainment. It will develop and test a training programme which uses video, print materials and in-school mentoring. The approach, termed ‘dialogic teaching’, is based on the belief that the improvement of classroom talk requires attention to the speaking skills of the teacher as well as to children's developing oral capacities. It emphasises dialogue through which pupils learn to reason, discuss, argue and explain as well as merely respond, in order to develop their higher order thinking as well as their articulacy.
Published on afasicscotland.org.uk
Some really useful (and fun!) mobile and tablet apps that help children play and learn. Please note: The inclusion of these applications in this news article is not endorsement from NAPLIC and does not imply reliability.
Published May 2014, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
This study aimed to disentangle contributions of socio-pragmatic and structural language deficits to narrative competence by comparing the narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; n = 25), non-autistic children with language impairments (LI; n = 23), and children with typical development (TD; n = 27).
Published on 6 May 2014, informahealthcare.com
This study aimed to quantify the non-hospital healthcare costs associated with language difficulties within two nationally representative samples of children.
Published on 16 May 2014, figshare.com/
Presentation by eminent speaker and researcher in the field of SLI - Professor Dorothy Bishop.
Published on 17 May 2014, onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Intervention studies for children at risk of dyslexia have typically been delivered preschool, and show short-term effects on letter knowledge and phoneme awareness, with little transfer to literacy.
Published on 20 May 2014, liverpoolclsc.blogspot.co.uk/
The pilot version of this new BabyTalk app is nearly ready to go. Based on the UK-CDI, it allows parents to track their baby's language and get instant feedback about their development. The University of Liverpool Child Language Study Centre need parents of babies aged between 12 and 19 months, who live in north west England, to help them pilot the app. If you are interested in taking part, contact us via the UK-CDI team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Article by Catherine Gaunt, published on 28 May 2014, NurseryWorld.co.uk
Employing graduates in PVI nurseries significantly raises quality in disadvantaged areas, according to a new study by Oxford University academics.
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