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Afasic (2009) Including young people with speech, language and communication difficulties in secondary schools (Principal contributor)


CIRCLE Collaboration© (2009).  Therapy Manual:  Speech and Language Therapy.  City of Edinburgh Council, Queen Margaret University and NHS Lothian:  Edinburgh (a principal contributor)


City of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian Word Boost Manual (2014) (Principal contributor)




Adams, C., Lockton, E., Freed, J., Gaile, J., Earl, G., McBean, K., Nash, M., Green, J., Vail, A. and Law, J. (2012) The Social Communication Intervention Project: a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication problems with or without autism spectrum disorder. 

International Journal of communication disorders 47 (3)


Wilson, G., Nash, M. and Earl, G. (2010) Supporting students with language learning difficulties in secondary schools through collaboration: The use of concept maps to investigate the impact on teachers’ knowledge of vocabulary teaching. 

Child Language Teaching and Therapy 26: 163-179


O’Hare A. E., Bremner, L ., Nash, M.  , Happé, F.  and Pettigrew, L. M. (2009)   A Clinical Assessment Tool for Advanced Theory of Mind Performance in 5 to 12 Year Olds. 

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2009) 39:916–928


Nash, M., (2008) My top 10 resources – secondary schools. 

Speech and language therapy in practice. No.3  (Autumn)


Forsyth, K., Law, J., Maciver, D., Bremner, L., Adamson, M. & Nash, M. (2007) “A systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of occupational therapy and speech and language therapy interventions for children in primary school”, City of Edinburgh Council: Edinburgh.


Nash, M. and Donaldson, M. (2005) Word-Learning Difficulties in Children with Vocabulary Deficits. 

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 48. No 2


Frazier- Norbury, C., Nash, M., Baird, G., Bishop, D. (2004)  Using a parental checklist to identify diagnostic groups in children with communication impairment: a validation of the children’s communication checklist. 

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 39 (3) 345-364



Book review


Nash. M., (2014) Developing Reading Comprehension by Clarke, P.J., Truelove, E., Hulme, C., and Snowling, M.J. Chichester :Wiley Blackwell 2103 


Book Chapters 


Nash, Marysia (1993) Language and Literacy- Connections and Implications In Specific Learning Difficulties (Perspectives on Practice) Ed Gavin Reid. Moray House Publications Edinburgh

Some conference presentations and invited lectures 



Nash, M Talk , Read, Write :Connecting oral and written language in secondary students 

NAPLIC conference Aston Business school Birmingham 


Nash, M., Earl, G., Rutherford, M., Baines, C., and Littlewood, E. 
Developing Vocabulary for Literacy in an area of Socio Economic Disadvantage. Poster for workshop on “The acquisition of form-to-meaning links in reading: Current and future directions in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.” 

University of Cambridge



Nash, M. ‘Grasping the Nettle’: Measuring the impact of Speech and Language Therapy initiated vocabulary teaching to promote literacy. Conference of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Perth Scotland


Nash, M. ‘So Words don’t fail them’. Vocabulary teaching in schools.  Invited lectures. Brighton and Hove 



Nash, M. Fitting the bill for vocabulary Development. ‘Lost for Words Lost for Life’ Conference.  City University London. 



Nash, M. Vocabulary Teaching and Learning. Invited lectures. Moor House School Surrey England



Nash, M. Supporting students with SLCN within mainstream secondary schools: towards curriculum relevant therapy. Communication Trust

Plenary lecture Centre Point, London


Nash, M.  Supporting secondary school learners with language difficulties - the student, the school and the SLT. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 


Nash, M.  Supporting Adolescents with Language Impairments in Secondary Education. Invited presentation NHS Primary Care Conference Birmingham 


Nash, M. Word-learning in Children with Specific Language Impairment: Theory, Diagnosis and Intervention. Invited workshop. Centre for Developmental language disorders and cognitive neuroscience. University College, London  


Nash, M. Supporting students with SLCN within mainstream secondary schools; towards curriculum relevant therapy Manchester


Nash, M., Bremner, L., Rutherford, M.  (2009) .  Understanding Emotion. East of Scotland Professional Interest Group, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh


A clinical assessment tool for ‘mentalising’ ability.  O’Hare A E, Bremner, L., Nash, M and Pettigrew, L. Free Paper Session on Mental activity, communication and language.  European Academy of Childhood Disability Annual Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania.



Nash, M. ‘Growing up with a Speech and Language Impairment’ invited lecture. Afasic conference. Edinburgh


Nash, M. Supports for pupils with Dyslexia: Insights from secondary resource schools in Edinburgh Launch of HMI e report on Education for learners with Dyslexia Invited workshop Edinburgh 



Nash, M.  Supporting pupils with language difficulties in mainstream secondary schools: The research-practice-research circle. University of York.


Nash, M. and Easton. E. Supporting pupils with language difficulties in secondary schools: A focus on English

Together to get it right for every child’ I CAN Conference - Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University.


Law, J., Forsyth, K., Bremner, L., Maciver, D., Adamson, A., and Nash, M. Systematic review and language impairment: matching review question and methodology.   Afasic 4th International Symposium, Warwick University.


Nash, M., Mackie, L., Carroll, L.and Wilson, G.

Speech and Language Therapy in mainstream secondary schools – a developing model of practice Warwick University.



Law, J., Forsyth, K., Bremner, L., Maciver, D., and Adamson, A. and Nash, M. Combining systematic review and practitioner decision making-an interdisciplinary approach from speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Annual General Meeting and Conference, September 2006, Edinburgh.



Nash, M. and Donaldson M. Probing the nature of word learning difficulties in children with Specific language Impairment. Paper presented at Xth International Congress on Child Language. Universityof Berlin.



Nash, M. and Donaldson M.  Word Learning in Children with Specific Language Impairment. Poster presented at the British Dyslexia Conference, University of York.

Doctor of Philosophy, Dept. of Psychology, University of Edinburgh. 2001

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