Research shows children suffering speech problems catch up faster through early and targeted intervention

14 November 2020

The UC study, led by Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute Professor Gail Gillon, is part of the Better Start Literacy project, which aims to both boost vocabulary and help children distinguish the individual sounds within words (phonemes).

  • Literacy studies in children

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The results of the study showed it was "not inevitable" that a speech problem would become a reading problem, and that even a short period of intensive intervention could make a major difference. 

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