Our research programme focuses on language disorders in a range of neuro-developmental conditions, including children with developmental language disorder, autism spectrum disorders and reading difficulties. We use experimental methods and longitudinal studies of different populations to try and understand why some children have difficulty acquiring their native language, what helps language develop in these populations, and how language interacts with other aspects of development.
We are committed to fostering links between researchers, practitioners and the wider community by hosting joint workshops and engaging in a variety of science outreach activities. Look at News & Blog to read summaries of our own work and commentaries on other clinical, research, and academic matters.
Courtenay is Professor of Developmental Disorders of Language and Communication and a qualified speech-language therapist.
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Super proud of @UCLPALS undergraduate Maria Jelen and grateful to @ExpPsychSoc for funding her bursary to work with us! https://t.co/o22qbNDUHs— Prof Courtenay Norbury (@lilacCourt) March 23, 2023
Can’t imagine why @GuardianBooks is going with this list today… https://t.co/OuqcMa6bkL— Prof Courtenay Norbury (@lilacCourt) March 22, 2023
Spending ages in passport control watching others go through the self-service gates and fuming at the idiocy of brexit— Prof Courtenay Norbury (@lilacCourt) March 19, 2023