Following a BA in English studies at the University of Toulouse, I trained as a speech and language therapist in Lyon and Newcastle. I then worked in Paris, in a service supporting the language and literacy development of children with Language Disorders, Dyslexia and Hearing Impairment, in their school context.
My interest in language disorders and how they affect literacy in both French and English led me to apply for a PhD at the Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research and Practice, UCL Institute of Education, in 2014. I am now in the fourth year of my PhD, under the supervision of Julie Dockrell and Chloë Marshall. My project explores the spelling products, predictors and strategies of children with a Developmental Language Disorder in French and in English. English and French are indeed two languages in which children with language disorder experience difficulties with spelling, and I am comparing their patterns of errors but also the strategies and processes that might be helpful for them in both languages.
I am fortunate to have been involved in a range of activities since the start of my PhD: in paper reviews, student facilitation and placement supervision, various seminars organisation/support for the Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research and Practice and Centre for Inclusive Education, and lately in the iREAD research project, developing content for an integrated reading app. I have also supported the Afasic charity, volunteering on their parents’ helpline, and contributed to the blog “Tout cuit dans le bec”, summarising relevant research in French for speech and language therapists.
Joye, N., Broc, L., Olive, T., & Dockrell, J. E. (2018). Spelling Performance in Children with Developmental Language Disorder: A Meta-Analysis across European Languages. Scientific Studies of Reading.
Joye, N., Dockrell, J., Marshall, C., Brunet, L., & Broc, L. (2018). Spelling with DLD: A cross-linguistic analysis of the spelling errors produced by French and English students at the end of primary school. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading: Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting. Brighton (UK).
Joye, N., Marshall, C., Brunet, L., & Dockrell, J. (2018). The spelling errors of French children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) at the end of primary school. Poster session presented at the meeting of Child Language Symposium. Reading (UK).
Joye, N., Broc, L., Olive, T., & Dockrell, J. (2016). Spelling with a language impairment: A meta-analysis across European languages. Poster session presented at the meeting of EARLI SIG Writing. Liverpool (UK).