Improving literacy for early years by oral language intervention This video gives an overview of the Nuffield supported research by York University dept of Psychology into Oral Language interventions in pre-school children. This is set to equal the importance of the research that led to the statutory Phonics policy introduced after the Rose report. Professor Maggie Snowling and Professor Charles Hulme lead the team and are key interviewees accompanied by film of the classroom practice in pre school children recorded in Hinderwell Community Primary School in Yorkshire. It seems likely that the Oral Language and Phonics intervention at the pre-school level could head off later failure for these ?at risk? children. The implications for policy are very significant and following longer term analysis of the evidence a national programme could prove beneficial to a large number of children.

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