Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) research in the South West
The Emerald lab at the University of York is conducting research into camouflaging in young people with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). We are seeking the support of secondary schools in the South West, to help share information about the project, with families of pupils aged 14-17 years, with Developmental Language Disorder.
As part of the recruitment phase, we are hoping to identify 15 young people with DLD who would be willing to take part, and will need the support of secondary schools to help us with this. We would like the information below to be shared with secondary schools across the Southwest, so they can share it with families, of pupils with DLD, who may be interested in taking part.
Researchers at the University of York are investigating camouflaging in young people with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Camouflaging (or “masking”) describes behaviours a young person does to disguise their language needs and may make it difficult to spot that they have DLD. Camouflaging may also impact a young person’s mental health and research suggests this is the case in autism.
We are seeking the support of secondary schools in the Southwest, to share information about the project, with families of pupils aged 14-17 years, with Developmental Language Disorder. A family-friendly information video can be viewed here. If your school would be willing to support us, or if you have any questions about the project, please do get in touch. Our contact details are: Dr Hannah Hobson, Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Kempton email@example.com.
"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."