Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Surrey Communication and Language in Education Study (SCALES)

  • The Surrey Communication and Language in Education Study (SCALES) is the first population study of language ability and risk for language impairment at school entry age in the UK (http://www.scalestudy.co.uk/). We have partnered with the study to look at genetic factors in relation to educational outcomes.

    Research Question: Are the presence of genetic deletions and duplications associated with altered educational needs and outcomes in children with speech and language disorders at school entry?

    This project is in collaboration with researchers at the University College London and is funded by the John Fell Fund.