We study the nature and causes of communication difficulties in children, especially Specific Language Impairment.


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

Professor Dorothy Bishop's CV

Research Vacancies

Prospective graduate students who are interested in applying to join OSCCI may contact Professor Dorothy Bishop by email at dorothy.bishop@psy.ox.ac.uk.

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Talks by Professor Dorothy Bishop

Professor Dorothy Bishop was a guest on Radio 4's Life Scientific! Listen to her talking to Jim Al-Khalili about Specific Language Impairment

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