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24.07.2020 | By Teresa Quail

University of Manchester & NDCS survey – Your input sought

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The University of Manchester are conducting new research which we think you may have an interest in taking part in.  The purpose of the research is to produce a new resource for teachers and parents of deaf young people which will focus on developing deaf children’s pragmatic and social communication skills.

The project is being conducted by the University of Manchester and it is funded by the National Deaf Children’s Society.  This project has been reviewed by The University of Manchester Proportionate Research Ethics Committee.  Approval number:  2020-8885-15734

If you are interested in taking part in the study there are two different ways to take part.  If you would like to, you can be involved in both or either as follows:

  • Completion of a survey.  The Participant Information Sheet for the survey is here.  You can complete the survey after reading the information sheet.

The link to the survey for Teachers of the Deaf is here:  https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=88KLln94K&Preview=true


  • Take part in an online focus group.  To confirm your interest in taking part in a focus group please contact Dr Helen Chilton by email at helen.chilton@manchester.ac.uk.  Helen will provide you with the Participant Information Sheet, consent form, proposed dates and timescales.


We would also like to invite parents of deaf children to take part.  You may be able to help us do this by sending parents (who you think may be interested in taking part in either the survey or focus groups or both) the attached Letter to parents and Participation Information Sheet.   

If you want to talk about this letter, or want more information before you reply to us, you can email Dr Helen Chilton to discuss over email helen.chilton@manchester.ac.uk or arrange a time to talk.