STaR: A New Computer-Based Speechreading and Reading Intervention for Deaf Children
Researchers at the Deafness Cognition and Language Centre, University College London have designed some fun space-themed computer games that aim to improve speechreading (lipreading) and reading skills in young deaf children.
You can go to www.star-demo.research.sc for a short demo of one of the games from the intervention.
We would like to invite children to participate in a trial of this intervention that is beginning in September 2014. We are looking for children who are:
- Currently in Reception or Year 1 at school
- Severely or profoundly deaf in both ears, with onset of deafness before they were 12 months old
- Likely to be able to concentrate on a computer-based task for 10 minutes at a time (because the intervention involves playing training games on the computer at school for 10 minutes a day)
If you know of any children who may be able to take part, please do contact us using the details below:
Dr Hannah Pimperton
Phone: 02076 791123
Phone: 02076 791157
This research is funded by the Wellcome Trust.