Research participants – NHS – Deaf Children, Young People & Family Service

Are you:

  • Deaf 11-16 year olds who use BSL
  • Deaf parents of 4-16 year olds who use BSL
  • Deaf teachers of 4-16 year olds who use BSL
  • Hearing parents of Deaf 11-16 year olds who use BSL
  • Hearing teachers of Deaf pupils, 11-16 year olds who use BS
  • Hearing 11-16 years old who have a Deaf parent or teacher

NHS Deaf Children, Young People & Family Service are looking for research participants to assist with the validation of Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

“The National Deaf Children, Young People and Family Service are a specialist new mental health service developed to meet the needs of d/Deaf people. Their research team are in the process of creating a measure of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties which will be suitable to use with young BSL users. We have translated an existing questionnaire, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) into BSL. We now need the help of deaf young people, their parents and their teachers to check whether our translation is valid.” 

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a short form that asks questions about emotions and behaviour. It is filled in by parents, teachers and young people. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) use it to measure mental health problems when they first see young people and families, and use it again after treatment to see if the problems have improved. The SDQ has been translated into 60+ spoken languages, but not sign language. We have made a BSL version, and we need lots of people to help us test that it works well and the questions are signed right.

What will happen if I take part?

  • Young person, parent and teacher will do a short questionnaire (in BSL or English) 
  • Some families and their teacher might be asked to do a short interview afterwards (in BSL or English) 
  • Some families and their teacher might be asked to do the questionnaire again 1-2 weeks later 
  • The research assistant will explain the project fully to you to make sure you understand what the research is about and agree to take part. 
Once you have completed the questionnaire, the young person will get a £10 voucher. You can leave the research at any time you wish and do not have to give us a reason.” Lime Tree research

If you wish to learn more or want an information pack or BSL DVD email Kate Moore at katemoore1@nhs.net.
Research Trial Coordinator
Lime Trees
Deaf Children, Young People & Family Service
31 Shipton Road
York
YO30 5RE
Tel Reception: (01904) 726610
Tel Direct: (01904) 721258
Email: katemoore1@nhs.net

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