Information for children

The Information Sheet for Children is available to download and print here. M

Before any research is allowed to happen it has to be checked out by a group of people called a Research Ethics Committee. They make sure the research is fair. This study has been checked and accepted by the School of Community & Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee at City University, London.

How to get in touch with us

Dept. of Language & Communication Science, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

Ros Herman


Phone: 020-7040-8285

Penny Roy


Phone: 020-7040-4656

Zoë Shergold


Phone: 020-7040-8466

Fiona Kyle

Centre for Neuroscience in Education Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Downing street, Cambridge CB2 3EB


Phone: 01223 767506

What is Research

Research is the way we find out answers to questions. We are asking if you will help us with a piece of research.

Who are we?

We are a group of researchers who are interested in deaf children’s reading. We are giving you and your parents information to help you decide whether you want to help us. A website will also be set up for families participating in the study to access more information.

Do you have to say yes?

It is completely up to you and your family to decide whether to say yes or no to helping with our research.

What will happen if you do say yes?

We will come to see you at school. We will ask you and your family some questions and we will do some activities together. Some of these activities are like games. Some will be talking about things or reading. We will video and audio record some of the activities if you and your family say this is OK with you. The video and audio recordings will help us to remember afterwards what you have told us.

How long will it take?

We will come to see you 3 or 4 times for about 1 hour. You can have breaks if you get tired. You can also stop the session and you can tell us if you don’t want to take part at any time.

What happens afterwards?

We will study the results from our meetings with all the children and their families who are part of our study to help us answer our questions. We will not use any of your names when we do this.

We will send you and your parents information in a newsletter telling you what we have found out. We will not use your name in this.

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