Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
Lectures on Language, Literacy and the Next Generation
Investigating At-Risk Factors for Early Literacy Development:
An Interdisciplinary Perspective

The lecture sites will be linked via teleconferencing, which will be coordinated from the University of Calgary.


Examining the role of home literacy experiences in the acquisition of reading.
Location: Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Carleton 617
Southam Hall
Time: 6:00 pm

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Abstract In her presentation, Sénéchal will present data from her lab to illustrate three issues relevant to early literacy acquisition. First, she will propose that it is important to distinguish language from literacy. Second, she will present longitudinal data showing how different home literacy experiences are related to children¹s language and early literacy. Third, she will discuss the findings of interventions studies examining how parents can help their children learn to read.

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