Developmental Psychology

Developing Language and Literacy


Developing Language and Literacy

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Preschool Years
Carroll, Bowyer-Crane, Duff, Hulme & Snowling (2011)


The following articles provide additional reading for this title.

The paper documenting the original research

Bowyer-Crane, C., Snowling, M. J., Duff, F., Carroll, J. M., Fieldsend, E., Miles, J., et al. (2008).
Improving Early Language and Literacy Skills: Differential Effects of an Oral Language versus a Phonology with Reading Intervention
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 422-432.

A recent review of reading interventions

Duff, F. J., & Clarke, P. J. (2011).
Practitioner Review: Reading disorders – What are effective interventions and how should they be implemented and evaluated?
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52, 3-12.

Papers describing the development of children at risk of reading difficulties

Gallagher, A., Frith, U., & Snowling, M. J. (2000).
Precursors of literacy-delay among children at genetic risk of dyslexia
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 41, 203-213.

Snowling, M. J., Gallagher, A., & Frith, U. (2003).
Family risk of dyslexia is continuous: individual differences in the precursors of reading skill
Child Development, 74, 358-373.

Nation, K., Cooksey, J., Taylor, J., & Bishop, D. (2010).
A longitudinal investigation of the early language and reading skills in children with reading comprehension impairment
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 51, 1031-1039.

Papers concerning the co-occurrence of speech, language and reading disorders

McArthur, G., Hogben, J., Edwards, V., Heath, S., & Mengler, E. (2000).
On the "specifics" of specific reading disability and specific language impairment
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 41, 869-874.

Tomblin, J.B., Zhang, X., Buckwalter, P. & Catts, H. (2000)
The association of reading disability, behavioral disorders, and language impairment among second grade children
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 41, 473-482.

Raitano, N. A., Pennington, B. F., Tunick, R. A., Boada, R., & Shriberg, L. D. (2004).
Pre-literacy skills of subgroups of children with phonological disorder
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45, 821-835.

Bishop, D. V. M., McDonald, D., Bird, S., & Hayiou-Thomas, M. E. (2009).
Children who read accurately despite language impairment: Who are they and how do they do it?
Child Development, 80
, 593-605.

Paper underlining the importance of language to the development of reading skills in second language learners

Lervåg, A., & Aukrust, V. G. (2010).
Vocabulary knowledge is a critical determinant of the difference in reading comprehension growth between first and second language learners
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 612-620.

Research on reading and language intervention that informed our study

Hatcher, P., Hulme, C., & Ellis, A. W. (1994).
Ameliorating early reading failure by integrating the teaching of reading and phonological skills: The phonological linkage hypothesis
Child Development, 65, 41-57.

Hatcher, P. J., Hulme, C., & Snowling, M. J. (2004).
Explicit phoneme training combined with phonic reading instruction helps young children at risk of reading failure
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45, 338-358.

Hatcher, P. J., Hulme, C., Miles, J. N. V., Carroll, J. M., Hatcher, J., Gibbs, S., et al. (2006).
Efficacy of Small Group Reading Intervention for Beginning Readers with Reading-Delay: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 47, 820-827.

Whiteley, H. E., Smith, D., & Connors, L. (2007).
Young children at risk of literacy difficulties: factors predicting recovery from risk following phonologically based intervention
Journal of Research in Reading, 30, 249-269.

Duff, F., Fieldsend, E., Bowyer-Crane, C., Hulme, C., Smith, G., Gibbs, S., et al. (2008).
Reading with vocabulary intervention: Evaluation of an instruction for children with poor response to reading intervention
Journal of Research in Reading, 31, 319-336.

Theoretical background to this work

Whitehurst, G. J., & Lonigan, C. J. (1998).
Child Development and Emergent Literacy
Child Development, 69, 848-872.

Vellutino, F. R., Fletcher, J. M., Snowling, M. J., & Scanlon, D. M. (2004).
Specific reading disability (dyslexia): what have we learned in the past four decades?
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45, 2-40.

Keenan, J. M., Betjemann, R. S., Wadsworth, S. J., DeFries, J. C., & Olson, R. K. (2006).
Genetic and environmental influences on reading and listening comprehension
Journal of Research in Reading, 29, 75-91.

Snowling, M.J. (2009).
Changing concepts of dyslexia: nature, treatment and co-morbidity
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Virtual Issue

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