Centre for Reading and Language

CRL Practitioner Resources

As part of its commitment to education, member of CRL have been involved in the development of a number of resources including assessment tests, intervention materials and books.  Details of these are given here with information about how to access them.


The York Assessment of Reading and Comprehension (YARC) is a comprehensive suite of reading tests suitable for children in the primary and secondary school years.  Its main measures are of reading accuracy and comprehension.  Tests of reading fluency and phonological awareness are also included.

The York Adult Assessment -Revised (YAA-R) is a comprehensive set of tests useful for dyslexia assessment in higher education. This is available HERE.


NEW  Sound Linkage 
This book includes resources needed for implementation of the classic Reading Intervention programme derived from the research of Hatcher, Hulme & Ellis (1994).  The Third Edition by Hatcher, Duff & Hulme will be available in February 2014 http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/bySubjectED00/bySubSubjectED80/1-118-51008-9/?sID=yp5fb4moet3fs96xmrkddvfrxr

Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI)
An evidence-based teaching programme designed for children with Down syndrome aged 5 to 11 years.  More details about the evaluation trial and how to purchase the manual: http://www.dseinternational.org/en-gb/resources/teaching/rli/

Nuffield Early Language Intervention
An evidenced-based oral language intervention programme for children in nursery and reception classes.  For more details see http://www.ican.org.uk/en/What-we-do/Early%20Years/Nuffield.aspx


NEW  Developing Reading Comprehension by  Clarke, Truelove, Hulme,  & Snowling, presents evidence-based interventions for dealing with specific difficulties of reading comprehension in children aged 7-11.  Will be available in November 2013.

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years describes successful intervention programmes to improve the phonological skills, vocabulary, and grammar of young children at risk of reading difficulties.  See http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/AreaOfInterestED00/availableTitles/0-470-71185-X/?sID=6fn51yp2x2zdlpsz9r7sdxehjz


Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre offers a range of services for people who are themselves dyslexic, but also those who work with dyslexic students. Individual dyslexics can visit the Centre to learn about themselves, their challenges and how to compensate for them. Teachers and educationalists are able to learn about dyslexics and how to deliver the dyslexia strategies that will help them achieve their potential. The Centre works to learn how to more easily and exactly identify dyslexic people and develop new ideas to better enable and facilitate the whole process.

Early Literacy for Chinese Children
A website for researchers, teachers, and parents; the website is focused on some basic principles of early Chinese learning. It summarises learning implications and empirical research on different topics here. The site is available in either Chinese or English (switch languages in upper right corner): http://www.chineseearlyliteracy.co.nr/