Jayne Newbury

Senior LecturerJayne Newbury

Internal Phone: 95798


Research Interests

I am interested in the relationship between cognitive processing, language acquisition and linguistic input, particularly for children with language disorders. I was part of running a longitudinal study "Learning to Talk" which investigated early measures of working memory as predictors of later language outcomes for late talking and typically developing children. I have recently published papers on the topics of speech language therapy practice with multilingual children and reading difficulties in children with language disorders. Currently I am investigating parent linguistic input for young children as a preventative measure for language delays.

Recent Publications

  • Newbury J. (2014) Early language variation and working memory: A longitudinal study of late talkers and typically developing children. PhD Thesis, Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury.
  • Foster-Cohen S., Newbury J. and Macrae T. (2022) Word type and modality in the emerging expressive vocabularies of preschool children with Down syndrome. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.
  • Henderson-Faranda N., Newbury J. and Sutherland D. (2022) Using computer assisted instruction to improve reading comprehension of children on the autism spectrum: a pilot study. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties.
  • Newbury J., Sutherland D., Schroeter K. and Thomson J. (2022) Evidence for use of the Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS) to measure the relationship between socioeconomic status and language development: Commentary. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention.
  • Gibson E., Sutherland D. and Newbury J. (2020) New Zealand parents/caregivers’ knowledge and beliefs about child language development. Speech, Language and Hearing http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2050571X.2020.1827829.