Learning new vocabulary is a lifelong endeavour, and vocabulary knowledge is critical for educational attainment. Once children have acquired foundational reading skills, reading provides them with opportunities to learn new words.
Jessie will present evidence from two studies showing that the extent to which children learn new words while they are reading is determined by their reading and language abilities.
Jessie will also discuss a second strand of research showing that children with special educational needs (SEN; language impairment, ASD) and without SEN are more likely to learn new words when they are taught with orthography (the written form) available (Ricketts et al., 2009; 2015). Jessie will finish by introducing two current studies that aim to further investigate how we can harness children’s reading skills to promote vocabulary learning.
Dr Jessie Ricketts completed a doctorate on the relationship between reading and vocabulary at the University of Oxford in 2008. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Her research interests include language and literacy in children with and without speech, language and communication needs, including children with specific reading comprehension difficulties (poor comprehenders), dyslexia, specific language impairment and autism spectrum disorders.
Jessie has presented work at national and international conferences and published a number of scientific articles and a book chapter on these topics. She was also involved in the development of two standardised assessments of reading.
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Starts 19/11/2016 10:30
to 19/11/2016 12:00
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