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Professor Gina Conti-Ramsden PhD., FBPsS, FRCSLT, FAcSS

Photograph of Gina Conti-Ramsden

Professor of Child Language and Learning

Role

Section Lead, Communication and Deafness, School of Psychological Sciences.

Research Group Lead, Language Development and Disorders Group.

Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), The Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Research

Manchester Language Study I am the Director of the Manchester Language Study (MLS).  This is a national investigation spanning 20 years focusing on the development of children and young people with language impairment.  I am particularly interested in the longitudinal lifecourse of language impairment and its associated strengths and difficulties.  I am also interested in psycholinguistic development of children with SLI including potential clinical markers for SLI; the psychosocial outcomes of children with SLI; the genetics/familiality of SLI; the educational/life transitions of children and young people with SLI; uses of new media and SLI and the overlap between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and SLI.

Google Citations homepage: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=_fKi6BEAAAAJ&hl=en

I am a member of the Language Development and Disorders Research Group in the School of Psychological Sciences

We have developed materials to assess children's verb morphology which are freely available:  PTT-20 Materials: A 20-item past tense task

 

 

Collaborators and affiliated staff

Collaborators

  • Dr. Nicola Botting
    City University, London
    Co-investigator on an ESRC funded project examining language impairment (LI) in adulthood. This study aims to examine personal, social and societal functioning in individuals with a history of LI and is part of our longitudinal study on LI, The Manchester Language Study.

 

  • Professor Kevin Durkin
    The University of Strathclyde
    Co-investigator on an ESRC funded project examining language impairment (LI) in adulthood. This study aims to examine personal, social and societal functioning in individuals with a history of LI and is part of our longitudinal study on LI, The Manchester Language Study.

 

  • Dr. Dianne Newbury - SLI Consortium (SLIC)
    The University of Oxford
    The SLI Consortium is a group led by Dianne Newbury that brings together geneticists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and other professionals interested in developing a better understanding of language impairment both genetically and phenotypically.

 

  • Professor Andrew Pickles
    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
    Co-investigator on an ESRC funded project examining language impairment (LI) in adulthood. This study aims to examine personal, social and societal functioning in individuals with a history of LI and is part of our longitudinal study on LI, The Manchester Language Study.

Selected publications

2015

  • Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Mok, P. (2015).

    Core subjects at the end of primary school: Identifying and explaining relative strengths of children with specific language impairment (SLI). International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50, 226-240. DOI:10.1111/1460-6984.12137

. Publication link: 1b9a933c-d0ef-4653-828f-3282e5c74432

  • Conti-Ramsden, G., Lum, J. A. G., & Ullman, M. T. (2015).

    Verbal declarative memory impairments in specific language impairment are related to working memory deficits. Brain and Language, 142, 76-85. DOI:10.1016/j.bandl.2015.01.008

  • . Publication link: 25ac3c34-71d1-49cf-bdba-0f67316cffa2

  • Conti-Ramsden, G., Ullman, M. T., & Lum, J. A. G. (2015).

    The relation between receptive grammar and procedural, declarative, and working memory in specific language impairment. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/psyg.2015.01090. Publication link: 5b9c0131-42e6-46ba-8313-1f24430f3523

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