Poor comprehenders

Heterogeneity in children’s reading comprehension difficulties: a latent class approach

Poor comprehenders are traditionally identified as having below-average reading comprehension, average-range word reading, and a discrepancy between the two. While oral language tends to be low in poor comprehenders, reading is a complex trait and …

From little to large: the importance of understanding morphemes for understanding texts

Lots of words are made up of smaller units of meaning, called *morphemes*. We measured children's awareness of morphemes, and looked at its importance for reading comprehension.

It'll be alright on the night

A book at bedtime provides opportunities for language learning. Our recent study suggests that learning new words before sleep might help us to remember them.

The relations between morphological awareness and reading comprehension in beginner readers to young adolescents

We measured the contributions of morphological awareness to reading comprehension in children aged 6-13 years old, and demonstrated its importance across the reading comprehension ability range.

Sleep‐dependent consolidation in children with comprehension and vocabulary weaknesses: it’ll be alright on the night?

We present new evidence that poor comprehenders’ encoding difficulties extend beyond word meanings and into the phonological domain; but that consolidation mechanisms remain intact.