Research update: A survey of attitude towards orthodontic treatment amongst parents/carers of children with Down’s syndrome

By Dr Zahra Sheikh A very big thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to fill out my questionnaire about your child’s experiences of orthodontics (braces) as part of my dissertation project at Cardiff University over the last year. The study was entitled: A survey of attitude towards orthodontic treatment amongst […]

Researching Everyday Decision-Making: Volunteers Wanted

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are interested in talking to people with Down’s Syndrome as part of a project investigating everyday decision making. The ‘Everyday Decisions’ project wants to find out how people with disabilities like Down’s Syndrome make decisions about everyday things like finances, family, relationships, working, housing, healthcare and leisure activities. We […]

Research into Sibling Relationships: “The Lived Experience of having a Sibling with Intellectual Disabilities”.

by Jackie Kelly, registered learning disability Nurse and Academic working at the University of Hertfordshire Hello, my name is Jackie Kelly I am a registered learning disability Nurse and Academic working at the University of Hertfordshire, (UH). For my PhD I am looking at sibling relationships where one child in the family has a learning disability. […]

Research call: Characteristics and impact of nystagmus in children with Down’s syndrome

Does your child have nystagmus? Asma Zahidi is working with Maggie Woodhouse at the Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit, Cardiff University. Her PhD research is looking at the nature of nystagmus and the impact it has on the vision of children with Down’s syndrome. Asma is now looking for children with and without nystagmus to take part […]