The project collected results from children aged 9-16 years who wear cochlear implants, and compared their reading and writing levels to those of hearing children of the same age.
The research helped identify the factors that affect literacy performance among cochlear-implanted children, and will be used to plan literacy programmes for deaf children.
We have also paid for the research report to be made available in print format.
We are supporting a pioneering seven year study into the performance of deaf children at school. The data collection, analysis and reporting will be carried out by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) working with the Consortium for Research Into Deaf Education (CRIDE), University College London and City University London.
The purpose of this longitudinal study is to identify any relationship between results that individual deaf pupils achieve and support they receive in school. Pupil outcomes will be tracked across their school years. The ultimate aim is to improve education outcomes for deaf children.