Rob Savage on early reading interventions
15 December 2017
Professor Rob Savage has delivered the Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research & Practice (LLNR&P) annual Christmas lecture to practitioners and literacy researchers.
As part of the lecture, Professor Savage presented key principles of literacy interventions conducted in Canada, drawing from general principles of intervention research and literacy development models.
The event led to discussions on two different approaches of decoding, reading comprehension, spelling and motivation.
The talk stimulated questions on existing literacy intervention programmes, the role of vocabulary and parents' involvement on literacy outcomes.
The research results presented by Professor Savage in this lecture have since been published in the journal Scientific Studies of Reading:
- Savage, R., Georgiou, G., Parrila, R., & Maiorino, K. (2018). Preventative Reading Interventions Teaching Direct Mapping of Graphemes in Texts and Set-for-Variability Aid At-Risk Learners. Scientific Studies of Reading, 1-23.
Rob Savage joined the UCL Institute of Education as professor and head of department of Psychology and Human Development in September 2017. Prior to this, he was an associate professor of psychology at McGill University and conducted extensive work on early literacy interventions in the Canadian educational context.
- Watch Professor Savage's lecture "Approaches to early reading interventions: immediate and delayed response to universal and targeted interventions in early primary school"
- Preventative Reading Interventions Teaching Direct Mapping of Graphemes in Texts and Set-for-Variability Aid At-Risk Learners, in Scientific Studies of Reading
- View Professor Rob Savage's research profile
- Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research & Practice (LLNR&P)