Theme Leaders: Linda Phillips,University of Alberta. Raymond Klein,Dalhousie University.
Listening and speech provide the foundations for language, which provides
the foundation for literacy. Unlike oral language, writing is a recent
human invention. Because we are not specifically prepared, biologically
speaking, to write and read, reading and writing are skills whose
acquisition depends upon special exposure and training.
The goals of Theme IV are 1) to better understand and measure literacy
development and 2) to apply this knowledge to ensure that all children will
have the opportunity, through literacy, to participate fully in, and contribute
actively to, Canadian society and culture.
Variations in Shared Book Reading and Emergent Literacy Skills
A Longitudinal Study of the Relation Between Pre-Linguistic Temporal Processing and Language Ability
Development of a Multi-component Test Battery for the Assessment of French Reading Skills
Understanding Reading Development in Second Language Learners
The Missing-Letter Effect: A Window on the Development of First and Second Language Reading Skills
Factors Affecting Language Development and Reading Difficulties
Cognitive Control in Phonological Tasks
Studying the Roots of Disciplinary Literacy in Science: Implications for Designed Learning Environments Inside and Outside School
Customizing Literacy Development
Perceptual and Cognitive Correlates of Language Skills across the Age Range
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