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How do children with and without dyslexia combine visual information? Help us find out!

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Our colleagues, Dr Cathy Manning and her team from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, are continuing their research this time with an ‘under-the-sea’ theme, looking at how dyslexic children combine visual information and how this compares to children without a developmental condition. The team explains:

We are looking for children aged 8-14 years to take part, who have a diagnosis of dyslexia. Children will play some fun under-the-sea themed computer games, where they are asked to work out the direction a set of fish are moving and the way a set of stripy jellyfish are facing. We will also do some language, reasoning, spelling and reading activities with the children, and ask you to complete a brief questionnaire.

Currently, we can see you and your child at the University, but further options may become available as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted in the coming weeks. Families will be given a voucher to thank them for taking part, and we will reimburse travel expenses to the University.

If you are interested in your child participating, or would like to find out more, please contact Vicky Hulks: [email protected] or Dr Cathy Manning: [email protected] / 01865 271 442.

By getting in touch, you are not committing to participate in this study. Ethics approval reference: [R45641/RE001].

Please find more details here.


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