Reading comprehension

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 …

Precursors and consequences of reading comprehension difficulties

Ongoing: Secondary data analysis with Prof. Kate Nation

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.

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.

The role of morphological awareness in reading comprehension

2013--2014: Research Associate for Prof. Kate Cain