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Professor Maggie Snowling Visits UCSF and Gives Talk on Language Impairment and Dyslexia

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We are delighted that Professor Margaret Snowling visited UCSF and gave a talk on 4/4/2018. The talk presented findings from a longitudinal study of children at high-risk of dyslexia either because of preschool speech and language difficulties or because of a first degree affected relative, followed from age three to eight years will follow. Evidence suggests that there are shared risk factors between familial dyslexia and language impairment but the developmental picture is more complex. It will be argued, in line with the critical age hypothesis, that children who enter school with a persistent speech or language impairment are most at risk of reading problems.

See full recording of talk here.