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Language Skills and Learning to Read with Kate Nation


Language Skills and Learning to Read: Making Links between Research and Practice

Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Cost: $95

In-Person or Online Attendance Options are Available!


The in-person session will be held at:
AIM Academy, located at 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Learn more about the online attendance option.

The scientific study of reading has taught us a good deal about how children learn to read. Written language evolves from its foundation in spoken language but how do children move from novice to expert? This workshop will build links between scientific research and educational practice with particular emphasis on the ultimate goal of reading – to understand what it is that has been read.


Professor Kate Nation

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford; Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford

Kate Nation is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Her research is concerned with how people learn and process language, with a particular focus on written language. She is interested in a range of questions concerning the nature of reading and its development, from how children begin to recognize words through to how meaning is extracted and constructed as people read. Her research spans both typical and atypical development. She has contributed to building links between psychological research and educational policy and practice. She has served on a number of Editorial Boards and her research has been recognized with awards from the British Psychological Society, the Experimental Psychology Society and in 2018 she received the Eminent Researcher Award from Learning Difficulties Australia.  She directs ReadOxford, and the Language and Cognitive Development Research Group at the University of Oxford. For more information, see and follow Kate on twitter @ReadOxford.

Dr. Kate Nation