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Rob Savage is an assistant professor at McGill University. He obtained his degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities and his Ph. D from the University of London in 1998. He has published research in international journals on children’s early reading and spelling strategies in normal development. He has a particular interest in the role of onset-rime phonological awareness and the early use of rime 'analogies' in reading. He has published recently on school-based assessment and preventative early intervention projects for reading and spelling problems. He also has an interest in the nature and locus of cognitive difficulties in developmental reading and spelling disability, specifically the relationship between phonological awareness, and possible perceptual and motor fluency deficits.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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