Reading digital stories

Digital storybooks and reading ‘apps’, such as might be read on a computer, or through a tablet computer like an iPad, are increasingly being designed and marketed towards children. However, very little is known about how children’s reading of digital texts differs from when they are reading from more ‘traditional’ physical sources, such as printed storybooks.…

Cleft palate outcome study

Children with cleft palate and their families face various challenges in the early years of the child’s life, ranging from the stress surrounding surgery to long-term difficulties with speech and hearing.  Clinically, the issues are tackled on a routine basis, with regular clinic visits and check-ups assessing the child’s dentition, hearing and general progress. Previous…

Music and Autism

After completing her HND in Music Performance at Edinburgh College in 2013, Ruth went on to complete her Honours year at Wolverhampton University. It was during this year she found her love for research and how music can influence daily life. Her dissertation looked at the musical influences within society, in particular the elderly society,…

Interactive Pretending

You've reached Mihaela's page summarising her PhD project on the design and evaluation of technology for supporting pretend play in children with autism. Get InvolvedAbout this ProjectOutputsGet InvolvedContact A fascinating activity, pretend play (also known as imaginary or symbolic play) is generally thought of as an important part of children’s learning. In particular, pretend play…