Centre for Reading and Language

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Centre for Reading and Language


Experts in language and literacy

Discovering the causes of reading and language difficulties, finding practical solutions for educational problems.

Welcome

The Centre for Reading and Language (CRL) is a virtual network consisting of researchers interested in children's langauge and learning.

Our team has expertise in the development of language, reading and number skills and uses this knowledge to investigate dyslexia, language impairment, dyscallculia, attention problems and learning disabilities such as Down Syndrome and VCFS.

The CRL aims to conduct high quality research into the nature and causes of reading and language difficulties. It also aims to translate research findings into practical solutions for educational problems.

Research

Over the years the Centre for Reading and Language has carried out high quality research into children's reading, language and learning. The projects have been funded by a variety of organisations and charities and involved a number of staff based in York and beyond. The ELDEL project, the Wellcome Language and Reading project, Kannada research, REVI+ Down Syndrome research and the Nuffield Language4Reading projects are just handful of our projects which are featured on this site.

Read more about our research

Assessment

The Centre for Reading and Language provides private consultancy and specialist assessments for children (and adults) with impairments of language and reading, where appropriate, in collaboration with local agencies.

If you are interested in an assessment for your child please contact us by emailing crl@psych.york.ac.uk or sophie.brigstocke@york.ac.uk