Helen Errington

Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School

PhD Student

Helen Errington
herrington1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Helen Errington
Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
362 Mushroom Lane
Sheffield
S10 2TS
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I am a PhD student in Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK, and am currently working under the supervision of Dr Jenny Thomson. While involved in education research I have been an Early Years teacher for over 25 years.

I completed my MSc in Language and Communication Impairment in Children at the University of Sheffield, being awarded The Tall Ship Prize for my dissertation.

My current research focus is the development of children’s early reading skills and the role of speech rhythm (or prosodic) sensitivity in this development; in particular I aim to develop a literacy intervention programme for 3-4-year-old children that incorporates speech-rhythm.