British Blind Sport partner with University of Central Lancashire and Thomas Pocklington Trust for important children research piece

3 December 2019
Source: British Blind Sport

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British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers.

The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and

physical health levels, including measuring motor skills. It will also look to identify the key reasons that explain any quantifiable differences. Finally, our research will aim to identify the impact that reduced physical health or motor skills rates may have on a child’s individual mental wellbeing.

The partnership between British Blind Sport and UCLan will aim to demonstrate the impact of sight loss on children through various research methods, namely literature reviews, physical development and motor competence research with participants, wellbeing questionnaires, interviews with families and interviews with sector professionals.

See the full story on the BBS website

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