Identifying and remediating children’s language difficulties – Professor Charles Hulme

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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Language disorders are important factors for development, social skills and have implications for educational and socioemotional outcomes.

In this lecture Professor Charles Hulme, Professor of Psychology and Education, University of Oxford discusses:

  1. The theory behind various language disorders
  2. Assessment of these using the ‘LanguageScreen app’ and the research findings on it
  3. An Intervention for language difficulties using the ‘Nuffield Early Language Intervention Programme (NELI)’ and the scientific evidence for its use
  4. The implications for educational settings and behaviour / mental health difficulties.

ACAMH would like to thank Dr. Nermin Khalil (SLaM) for leading on the creation of this series of videos.

About the speaker

Professor Charles Hulme
Professor Charles Hulme

Bio via University of Oxford

Charles Hulme is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Education and William Golding Senior Research Fellow at Brasenose College.

He has broad research interests in reading, language and memory processes and their development and is an expert on randomized controlled trials in Education. His work on reading development has made important contributions to understanding the role of phonological skills in learning to read. He has also explored the role of wider language skills (particularly vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skills) as influences on the development of reading comprehension.

His publications include a number of assessment materials including the Phonological Abilities Test (1997), the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC, 2009) and Sound Linkage (2014) as well as several books dealing with various aspects of reading development. He is the former Editor-in –Chief of the journal ‘Scientific Studies of Reading’ (2007-2009) and a former Senior Editor of the Association of Psychological Science’s flagship journal, Psychological Science (2012-2019).

In 2009 he published “Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition” (Wiley-Blackwell; co-authored with Maggie Snowling). He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo (2014) and is a member of Academia Europea and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He received the Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association (1998) and the Marion Welchman International Award for Contributions to the study of Dyslexia from the British Dyslexia Association (2016).  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of Academia Europaea and a Fellow of the British Academy

Charles Hulme would welcome informal contacts from prospective doctoral students interested in the following topics:

  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Reading comprehension impairment
  • The development of arithmetic skills
  • Reading and language intervention

Research Interests

  • Developmental cognitive disorders
  • Development of reading, language and arithmetic skills in children
  • Randomized controlled trials in education

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