Although language and literacy are acquired by the majority of children without too much difficulty, for some children the acquisition task is more challenging.  At the ALLICC lab we investigate these challenges, with two aims: the first, theoretical, aim is to better understand the cognitive processes involved in language and literacy acquisition, and the second, practical, aim is to contribute to the development of more effective assessments and interventions for children who might benefit from them. We study a variety of groups, including children with developmental language disorders, children with dyslexia, deaf children and adults, bilingual children, children living in poverty, and hearing adults who are acquiring a signed language as a second language.

We are part of the Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research and Practice at the UCL Institute of Education. Click “menu” above to find out more about our work.