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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Journal July


Latest Quarterly Journal of:
Developmental
Cognitive Neuroscience

(Volume 7: January 2014)

2012 Impact Factor: 3.160

Socio-Cognitive Skills Project

Optimum VI Visual Impairment Logo

For further information, please contact:

Mr Joe Bathelt, MSc
PhD Candidate
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

E-mail: johannes.bathelt.10@ucl.ac.uk

Direct Tel: 020 7905 2749


About 4 in every 10,000 infants born each year in the UK will be newly diagnosed with severe visual impairment (VI) or blindness by their first birthday. While this incidence is low, the associated life-long burden of disability and its economic costs are high.

This is our first study to systematically look at the development of children with visual impairment in the age range of 8 to 12 years. The results of this study will tell us more about the progression of children with visual impairment in mid-childhood. The findings will inform us about the strengths of children with visual impairment and will highlight areas that might need extra help and intervention. This knowledge will be integrated into our clinical practice and will be used to inform families, educators and doctors.

We would like to work with children between 8 and 12 years with visual impairment with disorders affecting the eye, retina or anterior optic nerve.

We are also recruiting a comparison group of children with typical vision in the same age range.

If you want to hear more about the study, do not hesitate to contact us.

Principal Investigator:

Naomi Dale, PhD, MA, CPsychol. BPS
Head of Psychology (Neurodisability)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
& Honorary Senior Lecturer
Neurosciences Unit
UCL Institute of Child Health

Alison Salt, MD, MSc, FRACP, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatrician
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
& Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust

Michelle de Haan, PhD

Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL Institute of Child Health

Chris Clark, PhD, MSc

Reader in Neuroimaging and Biophysics
UCL Institute of Child Health