Reading Together: How to Promote Children's Language Development Using Family-based Shared Book Reading

2015-12-10 02:38:22 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this project is to determine how shared reading promotes child language development, and to use this knowledge to make it an effective language-boosting tool for children from all social and economic backgrounds.


Two interventions will be created which are intended to boost children's vocabulary and grammar abilities, and will be assessed on how they are implemented by caregivers across different socio economic groups, and how they affect children's development of these language skills. Previous research has found dialogic reading interventions to be less effective for children from low socio-economic backgrounds. This project will investigate whether a shared reading intervention, designed to require less of a behaviour change from caregivers than dialogic reading, can be used to effectively boost vocabulary and grammar development in children across the whole socio-economic spectrum.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Language Development


Reading Together - Pausing for Reading, Reading Together - Dialogic Reading, Reading Together - Shared Reading Control


Liverpool Language Lab at the University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
L69 7ZA


Not yet recruiting


University of Liverpool

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-12-10T02:38:22-0500

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