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I study language use in adults and children from a psycholinguistic perspective. My interests include skilled reading and reading development. One goal is to understand why some children are better readers than others, and how targeted instruction might assist children to overcome reading difficulties. Another is to examine the development and teaching of reading skills in special populations, including children with Down syndrome. Recently, my research has also investigated the language, speech, reading and psycho-social outcomes of children with hearing loss, and the extent to which the presence of an additional disability (e.g., cerebral palsy, visual impairment, intellectual delay, or autism) can affect outcomes in this population.

I am Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences and a member of the Macquarie University Centre for Reading.   

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Projects 2007 2021

Research Outputs 1987 2019

Early cognitive predictors of 9-year-old spoken language in children with mild to severe hearing loss using hearing aids

Ching, T. Y. C., Cupples, L. & Marnane, V., 26 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-9 9 p., 2180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Child Language
Hearing Aids
Hearing Loss

Language abilities and language growth in children with hearing loss

Ching, T., Cupples, L. & Zhang, V., May 2019, International handbook of language acquisition. Horst, J. S. & von Koss Torkildsen, J. (eds.). New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 387-403 17 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

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Orthographic learning in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Wass, M., Ching, T. Y. C., Cupples, L., Wang, H. C., Lyxell, B., Martin, L., Button, L., Gunnourie, M., Boisvert, I., McMahon, C. & Castles, A., 28 Jan 2019, In : Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 50, 1, p. 99-112 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paired-Associate Learning

Predictors of reading skills in children with listening concerns

Sharma, M., Cupples, L. & Purdy, S. C., Mar 2019, In : Ear and Hearing. 40, 2, p. 243–252 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Word Processing

Using the MULTILIT literacy instruction program with children who have Down syndrome

Lim, L., Arciuli, J., Munro, N. & Cupples, L., Nov 2019, In : Reading and Writing. 32, 9, p. 2179–2200 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Down Syndrome