Information on all requests for research

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From time to time, Dyslexia Scotland receives requests for research participants. Details of all research requests will be posted here with a synopsis of the research findings, where possible. 
Unless indicated, please note that Dyslexia Scotland is not associated in any way to the research requests on this page. 
If you are interested in taking part in any of the research listed, please use the contact details provided.  For any other information, please

Research - comparison of Scottish and Finnish Further Education

I am looking to compare the Scottish and Finnish education system.  I’m looking for graduates to answer the following questions:

-  What support did you get at college or university for your dyslexia? 

-  How easy was it to get the support?

-  Who provided the support?

-  How often did you meet with support staff?

-  Was the support enough to meet your needs?

-  What sort of techniques did you use to support your dyslexia?

-  Are you working in the field in which you graduated?

If possible, please send the name of the college or university you attended.  Please send your answers to


Seeking Adults with Dyslexia for a Brain-Imaging Research Study

We are conducting a research study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the neural connections between language and music skills in adults with dyslexia. By taking part you will be helping to increase our understanding of language and music processing in individuals with dyslexia. We are currently recruiting adults with dyslexia to participate in our research. We will ask you to complete a behavioural assessment comprised of tests of language and music skills, and undergo an MRI scan. You will be paid £30 for completing the behavioural assessment and be reimbursed for travel expenses associated with attending the sessions. 

To take part you must be aged 18-24, have a statement of dyslexia, be right-handed, have less than 2 years of formal musical training (i.e. lessons on a musical instrument) and be a native monolingual speaker of English (UK). You cannot take part if you have additional learning difficulties or disabilities or if you have any non-removable metal implants (e.g. pace-makers, metal pins/clips/plates, braces). 

This study has been granted ethical approval from Edinburgh College of Art Research Ethics Committee. For more information or to take part please contact Emma Moore at


CEB: Dyslexia and Psychometric Tests

CEB design psychometric tests used by recruiters to select candidates for jobs. They are currently researching the effect that dyslexia has on their online tests and are seeking participants to take part in their survey.


Dyslexia Tutors and Assessors Required To Trial New Software That Builds Confidence And Productivity For Dyslexic Writers

SprintPlus, is a relatively new piece of software that students and adults use to proof their written work either at school, university or work. We would like to invite dyslexia assessors or tutors from all areas to trial SprintPlus.  In return for your feedback we will give you a free license.

We believe that SprintPlus builds the confidence and productivity of dyslexic writers but we want your thoughts and comments.

For more information, please take a look at our demo video at and if you would like to take part simply indicate your interest by email to John Hicks at


New research on visual issues

Teams from Bristol and Newcastle universities carried out eye tests on more than 5,800 children and did not find any differences in the vision of those with dyslexia. Report co-author Alexandra Creavin said eyesight was "very unlikely" to be the cause of such reading problems.The study draws on a long-term tracking study in the Bristol area, which has followed the health of more than 14,000 children since the 1990s.Click here to find out more.

Click here for a statement  on the research and the BBC article by the International Institute of Colorimetry. 

Click here for Dyslexia Scotland's leaflet on Visual Issues.