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 email@example.com.
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.
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.