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Ginette Dionne

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Dr Dionne started as a school psychologist then became a professor of early child development at Laval University in 2001. She teaches child development and language development classes and her research areas include early psychosocial adjustment, language development and reading. More specifically supported research pertains to 1) studying the links between language and behavior problems in early childhood and 2)understanding the sources of individual differences in language development, reading and associated skills.

Recent publications on language related topics:

Dionne, G. (2005). Language development and aggressive behavior. Dans R.E. Tremblay, W. W. Hartup & J. Archer (Eds.), Developmental Origins of Aggression. Guilford : New York.
Dionne, G., Dale, P. S. & Plomin, R. (2003). Genetic evidence for bidirectional effects of early lexical and grammatical development. Child Development, 74, 392-412.
Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Laplante, D., Tremblay, R. & Pérusse, D. (2003). Physical aggression and expressive vocabulary in 19 month-old twins. Developmental Psychology, 39, 261-273.
Dale, P. S., Dionne, G., Eley, T. & Plomin, R. (2000). Lexical and grammatical development: A behavioural genetic perspective. Journal of Child Language, 27, 619-642.
Galsworthy, M., Dionne, G., Dale, P. S. & Plomin, R. (2000). Sex differences in the etiology of early verbal and non-verbal development. Developmental Science, 3, 206-215.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way of 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 my reading skills will open up the doors to future prospects.

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