Where can I find out more about the RLI trial?

The Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial in mainstream primary schools in Yorkshire and Hampshire, UK. The trial results were reported in a paper in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in 2012.[1] The paper is open access.

The study team also published a report on the study, describing the design of the intervention, the evaluation and findings in more detail, which is available from the DSE website.

If you have questions about the trial, please feel free to reply to this topic.

  1. Burgoyne, K., Duff, F. J., Clarke, P. J., Buckley, S., Snowling, M. J., & Hulme, C. (2012). Efficacy of a reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 53(10), 1044–1053. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02557.x