SKIP on BBC Radio Devon
The Supporting KIds, avoiding Problems study (better known as SKIP) recently featured on BBC Radio Devon’s ‘Medical Matters’.
Dr Tamsin Ford and PhD student Claire Parker were interviewed by David Fitzgerald on Tuesday 19th June, focusing on Claire’s current study.
SKIP is a project looking to address why some children are struggling in schools. It is hoped that through systematically checking children’s developments through a series of screening tests, issues can be identified at an early stage, and dealt with early-on before things get too hard for them. This proactive method involves parents and teachers completing a series of questionnaires, and the assessment of children involved in the trial via games and puzzles. The assessments cover specific areas such as speech, literacy and mental health. Claire is also conducting interviews, to gain a greater understanding of people’s experiences, which are carried out with both parent and teacher.
So far the study has received a great deal of support, from schools and parents alike, in addition to the Devon Personalised Learning Services, and Behavioural Support teams and the Inclusion and Reintegration team across the County.
The interview is available to listen to via http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00szpkk for one week after airing, and can be found 1.14pm to 1.38pm.
Alternatively, you can find out more about the SKIP study here.