Research and Resources

Current research projects

We are currently involved in two research projects:

  • A study of the language outcomes of deaf children identified through the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. This is a national study carried out by Public Health England. A number of Wandsworth families are participants.
  • A project called LENA. This is a research study by the University of Colorado who are seeking to establish whether there is a link between the number of words spoken and children’s language development.

We take a reflective approach to our work and continually evaluate the impact of our interventions not just on children with hearing and multi-sensory loss, but also on families and the other professionals who support them.

From time to time we commission work to provide us with objective feedback on how well we are doing. We use these findings to help steer our direction and ensure we address the needs of our stakeholders.

If you have a research proposal or would like to discuss a collaborative research project we would be pleased to hear from you - you can contact us at info@wandsworthhis.org.uk

Ethics

We receive many requests from researchers wanting to involve our professional teams, families and deaf children in proposed research studies. As an organisation we uphold the importance of advancing knowledge in the field. However, we need to be satisfied that before any involvement the interests, well-being and safety of participants are the first priority.

Visit our library

As a team we regularly review research papers to inform our work and teaching. We subscribe to a number of journals which are kept in our Family Loan Library. If you are interested in reading any of our journals you are welcome to visit our library for families of deaf children.

You can also find further information on research in the field at www.batod.org.uk  and www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk