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Research

  • WHO IS DOING THE RESEARCH

    Seema Lal is a psychologist and special educator by profession. She is currently registered as a part time Ph.D. student with the Vrije University, Amsterdam. She is also the co-founder of a child rights advocacy group "Togetherwecan".

    The study focuses on four influences:

    • 1. Role of own personality knowledge,
    • 2. Role of significant others,
    • 3. Role of professionals,
    • 4. Role of government

    Each influence is studied for each of the four phases of the journey:

    • A. Child birth to diagnosis,
    • B. Diagnosis to therapies,
    • C. Schooling years,
    • D. After school years.
  • WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION INVOLVE

    • 1. Be willing to share your journey as a mother with the researcher.
    • 2. Be ready to be interviewed face to face or over the telephone at a time and place mutually convenient (Interview will be recorded).
    • 3. Be prepared for the interview to last 30 to 45 minutes.
    • 4. Be assured that the data will be used only for the purpose of research, and that it will be shared only with the supervisors and co-supervisor of the research.
    • 5. Be convinced that all personal information will be made anonymous.
    • 6. Be conscious that you can withdraw consent to participate at any point of time.
  • WHO GUIDES THE RESEARCHER

    • Prof Dr. Joske Bunders
    • Prof Dr.Vandana Gopikumar
    • Asst Prof Dr.Elena Syurina
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