Forthcoming Workshop

Research Workshop: Mapping the future for poor comprehender research: Taking stock and moving forward. To be held at University of York, 6-7 September 2018

Confirmed speakers include Professor Kate Nation, Professor Kate Cain

An estimated 5-10 per cent of children have specific comprehension problems despite good reading accuracy, and these difficulties often go undetected in the classroom. This workshop will bring researchers together to discuss ongoing research on current practices in assessment, identification and intervention for comprehension difficulties, and debate the utility of considering poor comprehenders as a distinct group.

The first day of the workshop will constitute talks aiming to reconcile previous approaches to poor comprehender research, and will consider the assessment and stability of reading comprehension, relevant language interventions, and new methodological approaches. Attendees are also invited to present posters.

The second day of the workshop will provide a forum for collaboration. The focus will be on combining existing data to directly address the issues discussed on Day 1. Those wishing to contribute data are invited to stay for the second day.

 For more details: https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/poor-comprehender-workshop/

Organiser: Jessie Ricketts