Start date:October 2014
Research Topic:Investigating the Benefits of a Dyslexia Diagnosis: A study using survey, longitudinal and administrative data to analyse the dyslexic label
Research Supervisor:Dr Raya Jones and Prof. Malcolm Williams
Supervising school:Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
The research aims to explore the ‘dyslexia’ label by looking at what teachers understand about dyslexia, what demographic factors result in an individual getting a diagnosis of dyslexia, and how diagnosis effects a child’s academic trajectory. This will be done by analysing primary survey data, the Millennium Cohort Study and Welsh administrative data.