PRICE and LUMB, 1991. Dyslexia-related difficulties in the development of abilities in craft, design and technology: the design of a research strategy. DATER 1991 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Those specific learning difficulties in reading and writing commonly described under the general term "dyslexia" may have counterparts in non-verbal skills development in the Design and Technology subject area. To investigate this a spectrum of tests is being used alongside evidence of pupils' "statements": analysis of pupils' written work, standard and LEA psychometric tests, teacher evaluation of technology skills and specially designed practical technology tests.
The paper describes the design of the research strategy and preliminary findings will be presented at the conference.