March 24, 2014

Indigenous children's rich language skills

The Charles Sturt University media office has just released a statement about the work that Sarah Verdon and I have been undertaking with the data from Footprints in Time, the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Child. The media release is here
The media release relates to our presentation at the AIATSIS national Indigenous studies conference this week and our recent publication in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
McLeod, S., Verdon, S., & Bennetts Kneebone, L. (2014). Celebrating Indigenous Australian children’s speech and language competence. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(2), 118-131. doi 10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.11.003

On 27th March I was interviewed by Jeni Enosa for Radio 4MW in the Torres Strait about this research. The link to the interview is here
We were also featured in the First Nations Telegraph here (it takes a little while to download).
Sarah Verdon and Sharynne McLeod