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New Grant awarded:

Dr Courtenay Norbury has been awarded a three-year grant from the Economic and Social Research Council for a project entitled Eye Say: Investigating language production processes in typical and atypical development. The project will use eye-movement technology to learn more about how children with autism spectrum disorders and more specific language impairments plan what they are going to talk about and what factors make it more or less difficult to then say what they want to say. The project is due to start in February 2010. Read more about it here

Second LiLaC research-practitioner workshop: Language Intervention in Different Contexts.

The second meeting of the LiLaC Research-Practitioner workshop met on 6 November 2009. A summary of the meeting can be found here.
A pdf of the invited talks can be found here.

Making Links: Research and Practice

Inaugural Meeting of LiLac Research-Practitioner Workshop

On 29 April, Courtenay Norbury and Mandy Grist, head of Speech-Language Therapy at Meath School hosted a workshop aimed at fostering links between researchers and practitioners. Over 50 teachers, speech-language therapists, SENCOs and LSAs attended the event and expressed a keen interest in developing collaborations and participating in regular meetings. The programme and summary of the meeting are available here.

New Book Published

    July 2008 saw publication of Understanding Developmental Language Disorders, edited by Courtenay and her colleagues Dorothy Bishop and Bruce Tomblin. You can buy a copy here!

Newest Addition to the Lab!

July 2008 also saw the arrival of Courtenay’s baby girl. Rowan Hazel Norbury was born on the 18th of July and is a daily reminder of how exciting language and social development is! She’s also a seasoned scientist, participating in experiments at the Royal Holloway Babylab