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Lesly Wade-Woolley

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My research interests focus on reading development and reading disability. The majority of my work has centred on investigations of these issues in individuals who are reading in a non-native language. Over the years, this has involved English language learners, both children and adults (including speakers of Russian learning Hebrew and English, and Japanese speakers learning English), children in French Immersion and children learning to read in English and Hebrew concurrently. Recently, our lab has been moving ahead on an exploration of linguistic stress, and how suprasegmental information such as prosody may be implicated in reading development and fluent reading.

I am a member of the Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading, the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the International Dyslexia Association. A member of the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, I also chair the Network's Highly Qualified Personnel Committee. Closer to home, I am a member of the Queen's Biological Communication Centre and am cross-appointed to the Department of Psychology.

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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