Three engaging roles have become available at Canterbury Christ Church University (2 vacancies) and St. Wilfred’s Hospice (1 vacancy). Please check the links below for more details about the roles and information on how to apply.
Suzy Mejia-Buenano, a PhD student at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent is conducting a study exploring parents’ views of feeding difficulties and related supports in their children with learning disabilities. This study has been approved by Tizard Centre Ethics Committee and is being supervised by Dr. Nick Gore and Dr. Ciara Padden.
Taking part in this research will involve participating in a recorded, online 1-1.5 hour interview through Microsoft Teams with Suzy. You will also be asked to provide some short demographic information. All you need to take part is a mobile, tablet, laptop or computer with internet access. You do not need any apps or software; a link will be provided, and you will just have to click the link.
You can participate if your child is between the ages of 1.5 and 18 years, has a learning disability or global developmental delay, and a behavioural feeding difficulty (food refusal, selective eating, or challenging mealtime behaviours). Your participation is entirely voluntary.
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Suzy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can have an initial discussion and provide an information sheet with more details about participating. Please feel free to share this research information widely.
Thank you in advance for your support and interest in this research.
Contact details: Suzy Mejia-Buenano (email@example.com)
As described by Grace McGill, who is an Eye Care Champion with SeeAbility: “The London Eye Care Champions are a relatively new team. We are lottery funded and we enable individuals to receive the same eye care as anybody else. We do this by awareness raising and training. If you can get a sight test right for someone with a learning disability then you can get it right for anyone!”
In this podcast, Grace McGill and Lisa Donaldson (head of eye health at SeeAbility) speak with Richard Whittington and Zoe Richmond from LOCSU (Local Optical Committee Support Unit) about the pathway to eye care for people with learning disabilities.