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Research participants required for research on eye movements and reading on the Autism Spectrum.

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23 September 2021

Would you like to take part in research? School of Education lecturer Dr Philippa Howard is seeking autistic and non-autistic volunteers to have their eyes tracked as they read.

What is the purpose of this research?

This project will examine how autistic and non-autistic people understand text. It is hoped that this work will increase the scientific understanding of how text is processed by different people.

What would taking part involve?

Volunteers will be asked to silently read text as their eye movements are monitored, and complete a range of other tasks, e.g. solving puzzles and completing questionnaires. Taking part will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be completed in 3 separate sessions (1 in person, 2 online). Volunteers will be paid £30 for their time.

Who can take part?

Adults with and without a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum condition*.

  • Be aged 18 years +
  • Be native English speakers
  • Have no formal diagnosis of a learning difficulty (e.g., dyslexia) 

If you are interested or have any further questions, please email Philippa Howard:


*A clinical diagnosis means that this was formally assessed and assigned by a clinical professional/s e.g., a psychologist or paediatrician.

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