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Usha Goswami receives the Yidan Prize for Education

Friday 20 December 2019

Usha Goswami has been named a recipient of the Yidan Prize for Education, which recognizes her world-leading research on the importance of linguistic rhythm pattern recognition in reading acquisition. The Yidan prize, designed to promote innovative education findings on a global scale, is the largest international prize in education research and development.

“I am deeply honoured to receive the Yidan Prize, and to join the other highly distinguished Yidan Laureates,” said Goswami in a statement. “I have been interested in children’s reading development since training as a primary school teacher, and since then I have aimed to produce research to support children’s early reading acquisition across languages and to ameliorate developmental dyslexia across languages.”

Her work has redefined the way psychological scientists understand the reading difficulties associated with dyslexia.

Read the full article here.

Usha Goswami also appeared on 'Woman's Hour' with an excellent talk which you can listen to here.