Centre for Reading and Language

Dr Sophie Brigstocke


About

Sophie completed a PhD in Number Processing and arithmetic in typical development, children with Down Syndrome and 22q11.2 deletion in 2009. She now works as the Wolfson Suite Clinic Coordinator in the Centre for Reading and Language; her role involves carrying out educational assessments and working with Professor Maggie Snowling and Dr Valerie Muter to provide assessment training for members of the CRL.

Publications

The growth of reading skills in children with Down Syndrome (2011). Charles Hulme, Kristina Goetz, Sophie Brigstocke, Hannah M. Nash, Arne Lervåg3, Margaret J. Snowling. Developmental Science, 15 (3), 320-329.

Number and arithmetic skills in children with Down syndrome (2008). Sophie Brigstocke, Charles Hulme and Joanna Nye Down Syndrome Online is published by Down Syndrome Education International

Goetz, K., Brigstocke, S., Snowling, M.J., Carroll, J., Nasir, L. and Hulme, C. (2008) Training reading and phoneme awareness skills in children with Down syndrome, Reading and Writing V21 (4), Springer, Netherlands.

Hulme, C, Caravolas, M., Malkova, G. & Brigstocke, S. (2005) Phoneme isolation ability is not simply a consequence of letter-sound knowledge. Cognition, 97, B1-B11.

Conferences

Number Skills in Children with 22q Deletion Syndrome and Down Syndrome (2009). Paper presented at the EARLI Advanced Study Colloquium (ASC) on 'Cognitive Neuroscience meets mathematics education', Bruges.

Education in Children with 22q Deletion Syndrome: The Results of a Parent and Teacher Questionnaire (2009). Paper presented at the Max Appeal Conference, Imperial College, London.

Number Skills in Children with Down Syndrome (2008). Paper presented with Charles Hulme at the Down Syndrome Research Directions Symposium, Portsmouth, 2007.

Number Skills in Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Paper presented at the Max Appeal Conference, 2006, Leicester.

Number Skills in Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Poster presented at the International 22q11.2 Conference (2006), Strabourg.

Number Skills in Down Syndrome. Poster presented at the UK Down Syndrome Educational Trust Research Forum, Portsmouth 2005.

Reading, Language and Number Skills in Children with Down Syndrome. Paper presented with Kristina Herden at the UK Down Syndrome Educational Trust Research Forum, Portsmouth, 2004.