Raymond Ingram, a PhD student at the University of Essex, is conducting research into how children cope in emotional situations.
He is looking for children who stammer, ages 4-9, to participate in the research. The situations are presented in play using doll figures. An example is:
A doll figure, Kevin, is sitting with his parents in the kitchen and they are all drinking juice. Kevin wants some more and reaches over for the jug and spills the jug. 'Now show me and tell me what happens next.'.
Raymond writes: There are six situations in total and so it will take in total around 30 minutes. The research is part of my PhD, for which I have already received ethical approval from the University of Essex. I am based in Colchester, but I am prepared to travel. Upon request from parents I can send a summary of the findings.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child who would be interested in taking part in this research, please contact Cherry Hughes, the BSA Education Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel 01606 77374. She can pass your details on to Raymond Ingram.