• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students in psychology and related areas, provides a guide to the key theories and methods used by researchers. Carefully chosen articles are accompanied by a commentary from the author that helps students to understand the rationale for a study, the choice of design and assessment measures, use of statistics, and the interpretation of results. A wide range of recent research papers is included to cover observational and experimental methods from infancy to adolescence.

Exploring Atypical Development
Exploring atypical development

The three papers in this final chapter are all concerned with the abilities of children whose development is in some way atypical. I have chosen these papers because each raises rather different issues about atypical development.

The issues raised by the next study follow on from those discussed in Paper 10. This illustrated how early intervention can often reduce the severity of children's early reading problems. Children who find difficulty in learning to identify and manipulate phonemes and relate phonemes to letters can be supported in the development of these skills and, as a consequence, make better progress in learning to read than they might otherwise have done. However, such support will only work for some children. Other children will continue ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles