Exciting chance to take part in some research this summer

Please see below a participant request Dyspraxia Foundation have received from researchers at the University of Surrey. If you are interested in your child taking part, please do contact the University direct at the details given.

We are researchers at the University of Surrey aiming to improve our understanding of how the brain works in Developmental Coordination Disorder. We are looking for children aged 7-10 with a diagnosis of DCD/dyspraxia who would like to be ‘brain scientists’ for the day.

You can see in the photos one of our participants wearing our special cap, and watching his own brain working on the screen! Children are shown lots of different sequences (pictures, words, lights) and asked to spot the ones that go wrong. They become a ‘sequence detective’! Understanding how the brain works while doing this task could help to explain difficulties in completing motor actions, as well as in other areas such as language in DCD.

Parents will be present at all times during the visit, and we can be flexible around times and dates. For more information about the study or if you have any queries about the procedures used, please contact Daniel Brady (d.brady@surrey.ac.uk) in the first instance. Travel expenses to the University of Surrey can be reimbursed. No further participants will be tested after November 2018.
This study has been reviewed by and received a favourable ethical opinion from the University of Surrey Ethics Committee.

If you would like to find out more about our other research projects, you can check out our lab webpage https://www.surrey.ac.uk/d…/motor-development-and-impact-lab or get in touch by email. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We have plenty of projects that are ongoing with a wide range of age groups.