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Nicole Letourneau

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The overarching goal of Dr. Letourneau’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator research program is to develop and test interventions to support the development of vulnerable infants, children, and youth. The impact of children’s environment on their development and health is particularly salient. Children’s development is impacted by parent-child relationship quality, supportive relationships, socioeconomic status, parents’ educational attainment and skills, and parental mental health. These are all subjects of study within her research program. The principal methods used in her research program include systematic reviews of the literature, qualitative methods to assess vulnerable groups’ needs and preferences for support intervention, randomized controlled trials to test innovative support interventions, and longitudinal analysis of Statistics Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth data

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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