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Understanding the mechanisms of paediatric developmental disorders

On this site you will be able to find more information about this project, funded by the  Waterloo Foundation  conducted by some of the Aston Brain Centre research team at Aston (Principal Investigator: Prof Joel Talcott).

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyspraxia are some of the most commonly diagnosed conditions of childhood and which have lifelong implications for educational attainment and quality of life. Most studies of these developmental disorders examine them in isolation, however their diagnostic overlap is large enough to suggest that they share underlying mechanisms. This study focuses on one of these mechanisms, namely how information about time is perceived, and how this ability changes throughout typical and atypical development. We hope that the findings of this will improve the way we understand and diagnose these disorders in children through identifying how their different symptoms overlap.

We are always looking for children  between the ages of 7 and 12 years of age to take part in our studies, including children both with and without diagnoses of a learning disability.  If you are a child or parent who may be interested in taking part, please visit the subpages in the left-hand menu, and/or email the research team at j.b.talcott@aston.ac.uk, or phone on either 0121 204 3882 or 0121 204 4083. Study visit typically take about 1.5 hours and we will reimburse travel costs for participants.

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