In a dyslexia-friendly Scotland, everyone will know what dyslexia is – and isn’t. By taking part in research, you can help others understand dyslexia, its impacts and its advantages.
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Dyslexia Scotland welcomesrequests for research participants or people to take part in surveys. Details of all research requests will be posted here. Unless indicated, please note that Dyslexia Scotland is not associated with the research on this page. If you have any questions about any of the research listed, please use the researchers’ own contact details provided.
The Mental Health in the Moment (MHIM) study aims to explore how adolescents’ mental health is impacted by different experiences within young people’s day to day lives. The project will extend over 5 years where we will follow a group of 500 adolescents and will focus on mental health concepts such as depression, anxiety, suicidality (including others). By following adolescents’ mental health over a long period of time we hope to identify the key influences, critical junctures and significant changes that can inform future interventions. We are currently recruiting young people to be part of an advisory panel that will guide our wider Mental Health in the Moment (MHIM) project. We would like to invite 20 young people (ages 11-18) from a variety of backgrounds to advise on the planning of the project, helping us with interpreting results and finally disseminated findings. Those involved in the advisory panel will be asked to participate in 4 initial sessions focusing on: – mental health concepts – mental health measurements/ instruments – recruitment strategy and materials – feedback on survey design/ pilot. There will be an option to continue involvement throughout the rest all the project. Participants will earn a £30 voucher for taking part. Please contact[email protected]
The University of Strathclyde: The aim of this project is to further empathise with children with dyspraxia, to gain better insight to the daily struggles they have to endure. Learning more and receiving personal information about what it is like will hopefully fulfil a co-design approach to innovate a coordination development aid that has been tailored to the users needs. Through prototyping, testing and user feedback the design can be altered to the needs of children with dyspraxia to enhance the experience of repetitive exercises. Please contact me to take part: [email protected]
Dyslexia Scotland and the University of Glasgow are undertaking Scotland’s biggest ever survey of dyslexic adults. If you are dyslexic (or think you are), aged 16 or older, we want to get your response. If you are not dyslexic, please do your part by encouraging or supporting those you know with dyslexia to do the survey. The aim of the survey is to identify the areas of Scottish society that could be more inclusive. This important exercise is part of Dyslexia Scotland’s strategy to make Scotland a fully dyslexia-friendly country that values and supports its dyslexic population. Taking part and giving your answers is a critical first step in making Scotland a better place for people with dyslexia to live, learn, work, play and grow up in. Contact: [email protected]
A survey involving secondary students with dyslexia studying Latin or a modern foreign language – by Dora Burbank
Research in the academic field of Latin and dyslexia is sparse, often outdated, and largely consists of teachers’ informal observations, thus lacking empirical evidence. This mixed-methods study aims to address a gap in the literature, exploring the experiences of secondary students with dyslexia learning Latin, French, or Spanish while examining the relationships between dyslexia and examination results in those languages.
The influence and impacts of dyslexia on social work practice – by Sam Hepburn
The role of a social worker is complex and dynamic, working in environments that can be equally challenging. The role involves working with and supporting individuals, families and communities. Therefore, the interventions required are wide ranging and involve many skills such as assessment, reading and writing. All these skills can be impacted by dyslexia. This study explores the impacts and influence that dyslexia has on social work practice from the experiences of those with a dyslexia identification.