Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (Prof. Dorothy Bishop)
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We study the nature and causes of communication difficulties in children, especially Specific Language Impairment.
encompasses Psychology, Linguistics Neurobiology & Genetics
widely-used communication assessments Children's Communication Checklist 2
Influenced formulation of diagnostic guidelines
OSCCI is funded by a programme grant from the Wellcome trust, and is headed by Principal Investigator, Professor Dorothy Bishop. We study the underlying nature of children's communication problems. Our primary focus is on specific language impairment (SLI), but we are also interested in related conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia.
See the YouTube Channel for Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments (RALLI)
Current OSCCI Research Projects
A study of children aged 5-11 years.
Children with an extra sex chromosome
A study of children aged 5-16 years.
- Repeating words and sentences – why do some children find it hard?
- How do children with autism see moving objects?
- Oxford Science Adventures is back in October 2015 - free half term activities for 6-14 year-olds at the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Department - click here to find out more
- OSCCI member Cathy is now recruiting for her new study - click here to find out more!
- Congratulations to OSCCI member Hannah who has been selected for the AMS/MRC Policy Internship Scheme!
- Professor Dorothy Bishop listed among top 100 Twitter stars in Science!
- We have produced booklets to help parents tell their child about a diagnosis of an extra sex chromosome - click here to find out more!
- How does parental reading influence children's reading? A study of Cognitive Mediation
The declarative system in children with specific language impairment: a comparison of meaningful and meaningless auditory-visual paired associate learning
a paper on vocabulary learning by children with language difficulties by Dorothy Bishop and Julie Hsu
- No population bias to left-hemisphere language in 4-year-olds with language impairment
- Recent publications on SLI by Dorothy Bishop and by Sheena Reilly and colleagues
Professor Dorothy Bishop's CV
Prospective graduate students who are interested in applying to join OSCCI may contact Professor Dorothy Bishop by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.