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BDA are committed to advance research into dyslexia and dyscalculia. This page advertises current research projects that are recruiting participants. BDA have checked the projects and ensured researchers have obtained relevant ethical approval.

If you are an adult with dyslexia, family member or in a professional role, please look below for projects that are relevant to you.

Research relies on people giving their time to participate, so thank you for contributing.

Current Research Projects

Research Project summary:

A research project about Dyslexia and learning foreign languages is looking for adults with dyslexia to take part in a confidential interview lasting approximately 45 minutes, about your experiences: Past & present; Good & bad; Education, work & travel.

Findings will be used to design a teacher training module to improve teaching practices for French as a foreign language.

This video by the researcher introduces the project:

Type of project: PhD research project

Research site: Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France

Audience: Dyslexic adults, over 18 years old and native British English speakers.

How to take part: Please contact Laura McLellan by email: for further details.

Research Project:

A project exploring the experiences of neurodivergent individuals and how they navigate social pressure to apply coping mechanisms such as 'masking' or 'mirroring'. This survey asks about themes including belongingness, language use, and psychological distress.

Type of project: University research project

Research site: Newcastle University

Audience: Neurodivergent adults, including dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Complete the survey using this link:

For more details on any of these projects, please use the contact details given in the surveys.

To request your project is listed on this page, complete the form here.