Some books that provide a background to our work are:

Developmental Disorders of Language, Learning and Cognition (2009).  A textbook which describes a framework for understanding children’s learning difficulties 

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early years (2011).  This book contains information about our first language intervention trials and how to implement the interventions

Developing Reading Comprehension (2015).  This book describes the ReadMe trial which evaluated three types of intervention intervention to improve reading comprehension.  It contains example material

Intervention materials

Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Sound Linkage: An Integrated Programme for Overcoming Reading Difficulties

A Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome: Teacher Handbook and DVD


We are currently developing a language screening tool (ATLAS). We also have several existing assessments for practitioners:

York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension

Test of Basic Arithmetic and Numeracy Skills (TOBANS)

York Adult Assessment Battery