Introduction for professionals

Welcome to our webpage for professionals who are interested in reading and deafness. On this page you will find project information and documents as well as other useful links and information relating to reading, deafness and dyslexia.

If you are a professional working with a deaf child and would like to be involved in the project, please see the following information:

Before we can work with a child, it is important that you discuss the project with parents and the child and gain their consent to take part.

Please share the following information with parents and the child:

Parent Information & Parent Consent Form

This document contains information on the project and participation requirements to inform parents who are considering allowing their child to take part.

Information Sheet for Children & Child Consent Form

It is important that children are also well-informed before they agree to take part. This leaflet has been designed to provide children with information on the project.

If you would like to take part, please return the consent forms via email or to the address below and we will contact you:

Catherine Barnett, Research Assistant Department of Language and Communication Science School of Health Sciences City University London Northampton Square EC1V 0HB Email: Phone: 020 7040 8466

Project Tests

A list of the tests used during the project is available here. Tests are administered in a way which is accessible to deaf children.

Useful Documents

Guidelines on Assessing Deaf Children

This document was developed by the project team who have extensive experience in working with deaf children. If you are a professional assessing a deaf child for the first time, this document details some key points to consider when testing / assessing a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. For any comments or suggested additions, please contact Dr. Rosalind Herman on

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