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My main research interests are in typical and atypical language development in children. I use both experimental and behavioural genetic designs to examine the factors underlying language disorders such as Specific Language Impairment and dyslexia, as well as the cognitive mechanisms involved in typical and atypical language learning.
Waterloo Foundation (2013-14): “The co-occurrence of language, literacy and psychosocial difficulties in adolescence: genetic and environmental contributions.” (Principal Investigator).
Wellcome Trust (2007-14): “Developmental relationships between dyslexia and specific language impairment”. (Co-Investigator & Local PI, 2012-14. Principal Investigator: M.J. Snowling, Co-Investigator: C. Hulme).
Medical Research Council (2010-2015): “Origins of learning difficulties and behaviour problems: from behavioural genetics to behavioural genomics”. (Collaborator. Principal Investigator: Robert Plomin).
A full list of publications can be found on Emma Hayiou-Thomas's Google Scholar profile.
MSc in Development, Disorders & Clinical Practice:
Current PhD students: