The SSC is a hub for research activity into sensory impairment and children across Scotland, the UK and internationally. Please see below for upcoming conferences, research activity at the SSC and of our associates.

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SSC & Related Research Projects

Deaf Education

Captions and Summaries for Deaf Students Project - Ongoing

Guiding principles and codes of practice Do Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People need them? - Ongoing

Bilingual Education for deaf children Comparing teachers' views in Scotland and South Africa in collaboration with Centre for Deaf Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa - Ongoing

FM Study looking at use of FM systems at home and in the wider community, funded by NDCS - Ongoing

The READY Study (Recording Emerging Adulthood In Deaf Youth) with SORD at the University of Manchester and funded by NDCS - Ongoing

CRIDE Consortium for Research into Deaf Education - An annual survey on educational provision for deaf children in the UK (with regional reports for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

The British Sign Language Glossary - Ongoing

Telling it like it is: families living on a low income with deaf children (2019)

Online Reading Research Project (2017)

Deaf Achievement Scotland (2014) follow up to the Achievement of Deaf Pupils in Scotland project (2000-2005)

Visual Impairment Education

CVI and ART, (CVIART) – sensing things differently Professor John Ravenscroft (AHRC EDI engagement fellowship)

Survey of Teachers of pupils with visual impairment, or pupils with hearing impairment or pupils with multi-sensory impairment (vision and hearing impairment) for the Scottish Government (2016) PDF

Let Me Play: Early Years Play for Children with Visual Impairment (2014) DVD

Visual Impairment and Visual Art (2011)

Involving children with visual impairment in outdoor learning sessions (2011)

More research projects

More research publications
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Our Associates

The SSC has reached out to colleagues researching in the fields of Visual Impairment, Deafness and Education and Multisensory topics. We have gathered together links to their profiles, projects and papers.

Associate Members
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