Ifigeneia Manitsa is a Psychology researcher at Kingston University London and her research is about the social and academic inclusion of adolescents with and without visual impairments.
She is currently conducting a study looking at the relationship between school engagement and social behaviour in adolescents with and without visual impairments. She is also interested in investigating teachers’ perceptions of the inclusion of adolescents with visual impairments.
She would like to interview adolescents with visual impairments, aged 12-14 years, who attend mainstream or mainstream schools with special resourced provision, their parents, and teachers. The adolescents who participate in this study may have visual impairment, but they do not have any other learning or cognitive disabilities. In addition, QTVIs (Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired) and teaching assistants/support staff have been excluded from this study.
Adolescents’ questionnaires will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and they can be completed via Skype/Zoom. Their parents and teachers’ questionnaires will take approximately 10-15 minutes and they can be completed online.
Would you be interested in participating in this study or do you know someone who could be interested in participating? If yes, please do not hesitate to contact Ifigeneia.