Posted on 28/03/2012
Dr Courtenay Norbury, Head of the Literacy, Language and Communication Laboratory at Royal Holloway, University of London appeared on BBC London News throughout the day yesterday (Tuesday 27 March) talking about her language study.
Dr Norbury and her team have launched the first study of its kind in the UK to find out why language difficulties develop and the impact language delay can have on children’s developmental progress and social success.
The academics are working with schools in Surrey to screen the language skills of all children who started school in the county this academic year. A smaller cohort of 500 children will then be assessed in detail over the next three years.
Dr Norbury was also interviewed for BBC Radio London which can be heard by visiting the radio website and scrolling to 2:16:25 on the timeline. Last night’s television news item is also available to watch in full on the BBC News website.
You can read about Dr Norbury’s progress with the study by following her blog.