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Children with reading and writing difficulties

Research project
Active research
Project period
2014 - ongoing
Project owner
Department of Psychology

Financier
Swedish Research Council and the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture

Short description

Children in reading and writing cultures are expected to transition from oral communication to mastery of scripts at some point, typically through formal schooling. For most children, this transition is smooth and satisfying, but for quite a few it offers considerable problems.

About the project

Children in reading and writing cultures are expected to transition from oral communication to mastery of scripts at some point, typically through formal schooling. For most children, this transition is smooth and satisfying, but for quite a few it offers considerable problems.

In a number of projects, we study reading and writing development among children with very delayed literacy progress at school, sometimes characterized as dyslexia. We study basic aspects of the psychological/phonological processes implicated in reading and writing difficulties and ways of remediating such conditions. Most of our studies include children representing different languages and writing systems from a comparative perspective, enabling investigations of similarities and differences in manifestations of assumed underlying causes.

Publications

Keresteš, G., Brkovic, I., Siegel, L., Tjus, T., & Hjelmquist, E. (online 2019). Literacy Development beyond Early Schooling: A 4-year Follow-up Study of Croatian. Reading and Writing

More information

The project is carried out within the Gothenburg AMBLE, Infant and Child Laboratory (INCH) at the Department of Psychology.