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Andrew J. Holliman, Ph.D., is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol.), an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS.), a senior fellow of the higher education academy (SFHEA), and a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, UK. He is generally interested in children’s learning and development. His research focus is the development of children’s reading and phonological awareness and the role of speech rhythm (or prosodic) sensitivity in this development. He also works in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, on research relating to the Reading Recovery programme.

Andrew has presented his research at a number of prestigious conference meetings including the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the British Dyslexia Association, the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, and the British Psychological Society Developmental Section. He also accepted an invitation to present his research at a seminar on Linguistic Rhythm and Literacy at Harvard University, USA. He has edited a recently published text (The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology) and is currently co-editing another with Professor Kieron Sheehy on Education and New Technologies: Perils and Promises for Learners.

Vision Statement

Inspired by a general interest in identifying and meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties, Dr Holliman’s research principally aims to: a) help identify young children who have, or may go on to have, reading difficulties, with a special focus on their sensitivity to speech rhythm; and b) to help identify the most effective ways to remediate these difficulties, with a special focus on exploring the potential of a speech rhythm-based reading intervention programme.

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Research Output 2005 2018

The Immediate and Longer Term Effectiveness of a Speech Rhythm-Based Reading Intervention for Beginning Readers

Harrison, E., Wood, C., Holliman, A. & Vousden, J. Feb 2018 In : Journal of Research in Reading. 41, 1, p. 220-241 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
speech
reading
intervention
child
measurement method
2 Citations

Examining the independent contribution of prosodic sensitivity to word reading and spelling in early readers

Holliman, A. J., Gutiérrez Palma, N., Critten, S., Wood, C., Cunnane, H. & Pillinger, C. Mar 2017 In : Reading and Writing. 30, 3, p. 509-521 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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reading
contribution
Vocabulary
vocabulary
child
1 Citations

Prosodic awareness and children’s multisyllabic word reading

Holliman, A., Mundy, I., Wade-Woolley, L., Wood, C. & Bird, C. 24 May 2017 In : Educational Psychology. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reading
child
error
literacy
educational psychology
2 Citations

Adaptability, engagement and academic achievement at university

Collie, R. J., Holliman, A. J. & Martin, A. J. 29 Aug 2016 In : Educational Psychology. 37, 5, p. 632-647 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

academic achievement
university
student
Students
semester
2 Citations

Children's reading profiles on exiting the Reading Recovery programme: do they predict sustained progress?

Holliman, A. J., Hurry, J. & Bodman, S. 2016 In : Journal of Research in Reading. 39, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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reading
writing
child
program
comprehension

Activities 2008 2011

  • 5 Participation in conference

Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) conference

Holliman, A. (Speaker)
2 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference

Reading Research Group

Holliman, A. (Speaker)
1 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference

Reading Recovery regional conference

Holliman, A. (Keynote Speaker)
1 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) conference

Holliman, A. (Speaker)
1 Jul 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) conference

Holliman, A. (Speaker)
1 Jul 2008

Activity: Participation in conference