Examining how socio-economic factors and cognitive skills interact in early life to predict foundational skills at school entry


Funded by the ESRC, the project will explore how socioeconomic differences in early mathematical skills develop. The research focuses on the role of executive functions, verbal ability, and home mathematical activities as plausible mechanisms to explain socioeconomic differences in preschool age children’s mathematical skills.


Sub-theme: Healthy Learning


Other projects

Acceptability of photobiomodulation for mucositis management in children and young people

Most children with cancer are treated with chemotherapy. Eight in every ten of these children develop a sore mouth, which can involve extensive, painful ulceration. We call this oral mucositis....

GP drop-in clinics at Family Hubs

Our team are supporting Hull City Council to evaluate a new GP drop-in clinic at a Family Hub. The clinic is available to all families attending certain play sessions at...

Exploring the psychometric properties of parent and child measures

We are working on several projects that will evaluate the psychometric properties and potential utility of measures administered during the early years to both parents and children. We are looking...

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