What will the project involve?
If you agree for your child to be involved, Pearson Assessment will first determine whether they fit the criteria for taking part based on the demographic information you provide.
If your child is chosen to take part, we will contact you via email to arrange an assessment session. This should take around 45 minutes, although this will depend on the age and ability of the child. The assessment will take place either at home or at a convenient public location, as a parent/carer you can request to be present during the assessment but this is by no means necessary. The tests will be conducted by a trained professional (with an enhanced DBS check). They will ask your child to complete some movement activities such as throwing, catching and jumping and/or handwriting tasks. In certain circumstances, the examiner may hold the child's hand to assist with balance tasks.
As part of the project, you (or the child themselves if 12+ years) and another adult that knows the child will need to complete a checklist regarding your child's movement abilities. This will be used to help interpret the data collected from your child's assessment. More detail will be given if your child is selected to take part.
A small proportion of participants will be asked to take part in an additional study. This will involve either your child repeating the same assessments or being assessed with a similar assessment. If they are selected to take part in one of these studies, you will be given further information about this at the time.
If you’d like to help:
If you would be happy for your child to take part in our project, please click 'Next' below to complete the form. The demographic information requested is purely to ensure that we have data from a wide variety of people and will not be used for any other purpose.
All the information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence. The results of your child's assessment will not be given to any third party. The results will be anonymised and only used for statistical purposes by the research team in order to create comparison scores. We will be unable to give you the results of your child's assessment, as these assessments are still being developed.
Information about the way we will use your/your child's personal information and keep it secure are set out here.
Participation in this research project is entirely voluntary, you would be free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason, resulting in all information provided being destroyed.
MABC-3 and DASH-2 Research Team at Pearson Clinical Assessment UK
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