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'Developmental writing difficulties: assessing writing products and writing processes' Speaker: Professor Julie Dockrell (University of London)

Children with Language Learning Difficulties (LLD) are predominantly educated in mainstream classrooms. They raise challenges for teaching and learning and typically progress more slowly in literacy than their peers.

A Graduate School of Education seminar
Speaker(s)Professor Julie Dockrell (University of London)
Date28 October 2014
Time17:00
PlaceEMS Building G18

Children with Language Learning Difficulties (LLD) are predominantly educated in mainstream classrooms. They raise challenges for teaching and learning and typically progress more slowly in literacy than their peers. Children with LLD also experience problems when producing written texts and produce texts of lower quality with fewer words and reduced lexical diversity (Connelly et al, 2012; Dockrell et al, 2007, 2009; 2013). The majority of studies of children’s writing focus on the writing product and from this make inferences about the writing process. Using a cohort of pupils with LLD I will report on a study which uses both measures of the writing product and the writing process to explore difficulties with written language. Implications for the development of models of writing and writing interventions will be explored.

Speaker biography

Julie Dockrell is Professor of Psychology and Special Needs at the Institute Of Education, London and qualified as both a clinical and educational psychologist. Her major research interests are in patterns of language development and the ways in which oral language skills impact on children's learning, interaction and attainments. A central theme in this research has been the application of evidence based research to educational settings. She was co-director of the Better Communication Research Programme, the largest UK study on language and communication needs. This project produced a number of tools to use in school settings and a ‘What works ‘ portal for language and communication.
 

A recording of this seminar can now be found on the college intranet.


Intended audienceStaff and students from Exeter University, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.
Registration informationBooking is not required.
CostNone.
OrganizerNatasha Simcock
Tel01392726409
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Attachments
Julie_Dockrell.pdf (982K)

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