Here are some of our publications, please contact us if you would like to know more

Herman, R. & Rowley, K. (in press) Issues in the development of signed language tests for deaf children. In Mann, W., Haug, T. & Knoch, U. (Eds.) Language assessment across modalities. OUP 

Chiat, S., Herman, R., Rowley, K. & Roy, P. (in press) Developing tests of spoken and signed language development. In Mann, W., Haug, T. & Knoch, U. (Eds.) Language assessment across modalities. OUP 

Herman, R., Hulme, C., Roy, P. & Kyle, F.E. (2020). A Pilot Study to Evaluate an Integrated Phonics and Language Programme for the Teaching of Reading to Deaf and Hearing Children. London, UK: Nuffield Foundation. 

Kotowicz, J., Woll, B. & Herman, R. (2020) Adaptation of the British Sign Language Receptive Skills Test into Polish Sign Language. Language Testing. DOI: 10.1177/0265532220924598 

Caballero, M., Aparici, M., Sanz-Torrent, M., Herman, R., Jones, A. & Morgan, G. (2020) “El nen s’ha menjat una aranya.” The development of narratives in Catalan speaking children. Journal of Child Language. 

Brace, N., Doran, C., Pembery, J., Fitzpatrick, E. & Herman, R. (2019) Assessing time knowledge in children aged 10 to 11 years. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 6 (4), 580–591. Also available at 

Herman, R., Shields, A. & Morgan, G. (2019) Sign language development in deaf children with language impairments and ASD. In N. Grove & K. Launonen (eds) Manual Sign Acquisition in Children with Developmental Disabilities. Nova Science, NY. 

Herman, R., Grove, N., Haug, T., Mann, W. & Prinz, P. (2019) The Assessment of Signed Languages. In G. Morgan (Ed) Understanding Deafness, Language and Cognitive Development. Essays in honour of Bencie Woll. John Benjamins. 

Herman, R., Kyle, F., & Roy, P. (2019). Literacy and Phonological Skills in Oral Deaf Children and Hearing Children With a History of Dyslexia. Reading Research Quarterly, 54( 4), 553– 575. Also available at:

Pimperton, H., Kyle, F., Hulme, C., Harris, M., Beedie, I., Ralph-Lewis, A., . . . MacSweeney, M. (2019). Computerized Speechreading Training for Deaf Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(8), 2882-2894. doi:doi:10.1044/2019_JSLHR-H-19-0073

Esmaeeli, Z., Kyle, F. E., & Lundetræ, K. (2019). Contribution of family risk, emergent literacy and environmental protective factors in children’s reading difficulties at the end of second-grade. Reading and Writing, 32(9), 2375-2399. doi:10.1007/s11145-019-09948-5

Herman, R., Kyle, F.E., & Roy, P. (2019). Literacy and phonological skills in deaf children and hearing children with a history of dyslexia.  Reading Research Quarterly.

Kyle, F.E. (2018). Reading Development in Deaf Children: The Fundamental Role of Language Skills. In M. Marschark, & H. Knoors (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education, (pp.217-236), Oxford University Press, NY.

Esmaeeli, Z., Lundetræ, K., & Kyle, F.E. (2018). What can parents’ self-report of reading difficulties tell us about their children’s emergent literacy at school entry? Dyslexia, 24: 84–105. doi: 10.1002/dys.1571

Harris, M., Terlektsi, E., & Kyle, F.E. (2017). Concurrent and longitudinal predictors of reading for deaf and hearing children in primary school. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 22(2), 233-242. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enw101.

Harris, M., Terlektsi, E., & Kyle, F.E. (2017). Literacy outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing primary school children: A cohort comparison study. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 60(3), 701-711. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-H-15-0403.

Herman, R.C., Roy, P. and Kyle, F. (2017). Reading and Dyslexia in Deaf Children. London, UK: City, University of London.

Enns, C., Haug, T., Herman, R., Hoffmeister, R., Mann, W. & McQuarrie, L. (2017) Exploring Signed Language Assessment Tools around the World. In M. Marschark, V. Lampropoulou, & E.K. Skordilis (Editors). Diversity in Deaf Education. Oxford University Press. 

Ford, K., Herman, R. & Rees, J. (2017) The speech intervention journey of an adolescent with profound deafness. In B. Dodd & A. Morgan (eds) Intervention Case Studies of Child Speech Impairment. J&R Press Ltd, Guildford, Surrey, UK. (pp. 359-377). 

Herman R., Roy F. & Kyle F. (2017) Reading and dyslexia in deaf children.

Kyle, F. E., Campbell, R., & MacSweeney, M. (2016). The relative contributions of speechreading and vocabulary to deaf and hearing children’s reading ability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 48, 13-24. doi:

Herman, R. & Roy, P. (2016) Deafness and dyslexia. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies: Language and Language Development. Oxford University Press. pp. 344-356. 

Jones, A., Toscano, E., Botting, N., Marshall, C. R., Atkinson, J., Denmark, T., Herman, R. & Morgan, G. (2016). Narrative skills in deaf children who use spoken English: Dissociations between macro and microstructural devices. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 59, 268-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.09.010

Kyle F.E., & Cain K. (2015). A comparison of deaf and hearing children’s reading comprehension profiles. Topics in Language Disorders, 35, 144–156, doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000053.

Kyle, F.E. (2015). Research Methods in Studying Reading and Literacy Development in Deaf Children Who Sign. In E. Orfanidou, B. Woll, & G. Morgan (Eds.),  Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide, (pp.300-318), John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester, UK, doi: 10.1002/9781118346013.ch16

Roy, P., Shergold, Z., Kyle, F.E. and Herman, R. (2015). Spelling in oral deaf and hearing dyslexic children: A comparison of phonologically plausible errors.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 277-290.        doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.012

Marshall, C., Mason, K., Rowley, K., Herman, R., Atkinson, J., Woll, B. & Morgan, G. (2015). Sentence Repetition in Deaf Children with Specific Language Impairment in British Sign Language. Language Learning and Development, 11(3), 237-251. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2014.917557 Also available at 

Roy, P., Shergold, Z., Kyle, F. & Herman R. (2015) Spelling in oral deaf and hearing dyslexic children: A comparison of phonologically plausible errors. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 277–290. DOI:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.012 

Herman, R. (2015) Language assessment in deaf learners. In H. Knoors & M. Marschark (eds) Educating Deaf Learners: Creating a Global Evidence Base. Oxford University Press.

Herman, R.C., Roy, P. and Kyle, F. (2014). Reading, Dyslexia and Oral Deaf Children: From Research to Practice. London, UK: City, University of London.

Herman R, Martin K, Thomas J, Oyebade N., Bennett D. & Dodd B (2014) Evaluation of Core Vocabulary Therapy for Deaf Children: Four treatment case studies. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 31(2), 221-235. DOI: 10.1177/0265659014561875 Also available at:

Kyle, F.E., Kujala, J., Richardson, U., Lyytinen, H., & Goswami, U. (2013). Assessing the effectiveness of two theoretically motivated computer-assisted reading interventions in the United Kingdom: GG Rime and GG Phoneme.  Reading Research Quarterly, 48 (1),61–76, doi:10.1002/rrq.038.     

Kyle, F.E., Campbell, R., Mohammed, T., Coleman, M., & MacSweeney, M. (2013).  Speechreading development in deaf and hearing children: introducing the Test of Child Speechreading.  Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 56 (2),416-426. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0039).

Kyle, F.E., & Harris, M. (2011).  Longitudinal patterns of emerging literacy in beginning deaf and hearing readers.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16 (3),289 – 30, doi: 10.1093/deafed/enq069.

Kyle, F. E., & Harris, M. (2010).  Predictors of reading development in deaf children: a 3-year longitudinal study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 229-243.

Kyle, F.E., & Harris, M. (2006).  Concurrent correlates and predictors of reading and spelling achievement in deaf and hearing school children.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 11 (3),273 – 288, doi:10.1093/deafed/enj037.