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Experiences and Understanding of Dyslexia

Please read this information carefully before deciding whether to take part in this research. 

This is a study about people’s experiences and understanding of dyslexia and the impact of having a dyslexia diagnosis. It is part of a thesis research project for Rosa Gibby-Leversuch, a postgraduate student.

The survey will take about 30-40 minutes. There are 12 questions.

If you would like to be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon.co.uk voucher, you can provide your email address at the end of the questionnaire. There are six vouchers available: 2 x £75, 2 x £45 and 2 x £25

You do not have to have dyslexia to take part in this survey.

This is not a literacy test. If you find reading and writing difficult, you can choose to listen to the questions by clicking on the play button. If you want, you can use voice to text software to give your answers, or ask someone to type for you. You don't have to write in full sentences, use bullet points if it is easier.

You do need to be over the age of 13 and live in the UK to take part in the survey.

The survey will not ask for any information that could identify you, unless you choose to give your email address at the end of the survey. All the data collected will be stored confidentially and once data collection is complete, your email address will not be linked to your answers. If you voice-record your answers, these will be transcribed and anonymised, then destroyed.

We have tried to make sure that this survey does not cause any distress. However, if you have some concerns, support is available. If participating in this study raises any issues for you, you can contact these resources:

Dyslexia Action: http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/get-help or 0300 303 8840

Child Line: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 0800 1111

You may also wish to discuss any negative feelings with a trusted adult at school or at home, this could be the school SENCO, a Tutor, Teacher or Parent.

If you have a diagnosis of dyslexia and you are interested in being contacted about taking part in a face to face interview about your experiences, please provide your email address at the end of the survey, we would be very interested to hear from you.

If you change your mind, you can withdraw your data by closing the webpage. Alternatively, you can choose "save and quit" and come back to complete the survey at a later time. Once you have submitted your survey, you will not be able to withdraw your data, because it will be anonymised.

Some people might complete this survey but not have their data included in the research, this is to make sure enough data is collected from both parents and young people. Once the data collection is complete, the survey will be closed, to avoid time-wasting.

You will need to indicate that you have understood this information before you can continue. You must be aged over 13 to participate. By ticking the box at the bottom of this page and clicking ‘Continue’, you are agreeing to participate in this survey.

Statement of Consent

I have read and understood the information about this study and I agree to take part. I understand that I can withdraw at any time by closing the webpage. I understand that my legal rights are not affected. I understand that data collected as part of this research will be kept confidential and that published results will maintain that confidentiality. I understand that if I have any questions about my rights as a participant in this research, or if I feel that I have been placed at risk, I may contact the chair of the Ethics Committee, Psychology, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK. Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 3856, email fshs-rso@soton.ac.uk (ERGO Study ID Number: 25187)


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