Trajectories and transitions in the cognitive and educational development of disabled children and young people

Background

The aim of the study was to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early cognitive development and their subsequent educational transitions.

Research details

Project title

Trajectories and transitions in the cognitive and educational development of disabled children and young people

Themes

Childhood adversity

Child development

Education

Family and social networks

Dates

January 2013 – June 2014

Funder

ESRC

Summary

This project was a collaboration between the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, the National Children’s Bureau and the Council for Disabled Children.

 

 

 

Outputs

Working papers

Disability among young children - prevalence, heterogeneity and socio-economic disadvantage- CLS working paper 2013/11

Author: Sam Parsons and Lucinda Platt

This CLS working paper highlights the socio-economic disadvantage experienced by disabled young children in England. It uses the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to enhance understanding of what constitutes disability, showing the prevalence of disability among children using three different definitions: developmental delay (DD), long-standing limiting health conditions or illnesses (LSLI) and special education needs (SEN).

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Briefings and impact

Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 1: Child disability

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Briefings and impact

Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 2: Socio-economic disadvantage among families with disabled children

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Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 3: Growing up with a disability

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Briefings and impact

Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 4: Disability and bullying

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Featured scientific publications

Chatzitheochari, S. and Platt, L. (2015)
Doubly Disadvantaged? Bullying Experiences among Disabled Children and Young People in England.
Sociology April 28, 2015.
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Chatzitheochari, S., Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2014)
Bullying experiences among disabled children and young people in England: Evidence from two longitudinal studies.
QSS Working Paper No. 14-11. London: Institute of Education, University of London.
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Fauth, R., Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2014)
Convergence or divergence? A longitudinal analysis of behaviour problems among disabled and non-disabled children aged 3 to 7 in England.
QSS Working Paper No.14-13. London: Institute of Education, University of London.
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Researchers

Lucinda Platt London School of Economics

View Lucinda’s biography on the London School of Economics website here.

Becky Fauth Tufts University

View Becky’s biography on the Tufts University website here.

Helena Jelicic Tufts University

View Helena’s profile on the ResearchGate website here.

Stella Chatzitheochari University of Warwick

View Stella’s biography on the University of Warwick website here.

Sam Parsons Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6882
Email: sam.parsons@ucl.ac.uk

Sam has a long history of producing research based on the British Birth Cohorts, from the antecedents and consequences of poor basic skills in adult life, to more recent research focusing on poorer outcomes for children with Special Education Needs, the gendered occupational occupations of teenagers and the long-term advantages for men and women who attended a private school and/or an elite university.

Relevant studies

Research questions

  1. What is the prevalence of disability among children?
  2. What are the family circumstances of disabled children and young people and how do they change as they get older?
  3. What is the pattern of disabled children’s outcomes over time, given different starting points and the influence of family and other contextual factors?
  4. What is the nature of disabled young people’s future educational aspirations and transitions into post-compulsory education?
Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk