Zahir Vally

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BACKGROUND Dialogic book-sharing is an interactive form of shared reading. It has been shown in high income countries (HICs) to be of significant benefit to child cognitive development. Evidence for such benefit in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is scarce, although a feasibility study of our own produced encouraging findings. Accordingly, we aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Consistent with evidence from high-income countries (HICs), we previously showed that, in an informal peri-urban settlement in a low-middle income country, training parents in book sharing with their infants benefitted infant language and attention (Vally, Murray, Tomlinson, & Cooper, ). Here, we investigated whether these benefits were explained(More)
It has been estimated, conservatively, that 200 million young children, predominantly from Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, are failing to achieve their developmental potential as a consequence of poverty. These children are multiply disadvantaged, suffering adverse consequences in terms of their growth, physical health, socioemotional competence, and cognitive(More)
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