Childhood language skills and adult literacy: a 29-year follow-up study.

  title={Childhood language skills and adult literacy: a 29-year follow-up study.},
  author={Ingrid Schoon and Samantha Parsons and Robert Rush and James B. Law},
  volume={125 3},
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the longitudinal trajectory of childhood receptive language skills and early influences on the course of language development. METHODS Drawing on data collected for a nationally representative British birth cohort, the 1970 British Cohort Study, we examined the relationship between directly assessed early receptive language ability, family background, housing conditions, early literacy environment, and adult literacy skills. A sample of 11349 cohort members who… CONTINUE READING

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