Redab Al Janaideh

Ph.D. Candidate, Developmental Psychology and Education

OISE, University of Toronto

Redab’s research focuses on language and literacy development in bilingual children. Her focus is on the development of narrative skills in bilingual Arabic- speaking children, and their contributions to reading comprehension. Her dissertation focuses on the oral language, literacy and well-being of refugee children, as well as explores the effects of cognitive, social-emotional factors, and interrupted education on refugee children’s literacy performance. Redab believes that mental wellness and high cognitive skills are key to a successful language learning process for refugee children and youth.