Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

1. Call for proposals IARLD [posted on 30 Jan 2020]

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will be running the IARLD Conference on 19-20 June 2020. We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations on topics related to learning disabilities.


The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD; is an elected group of premier scientists, educators and clinicians in the field of learning disabilities throughout the world. Since its inception, IARLD has encouraged international research in the field of learning disabilities, developed aResearch Monograph Series in Learning Disabilities, maintained a biannualInternational Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities(IJRLD), and convened international colloquia aimed at concerns in the study of research on learning disabilities.


The annual IARLD Conference aims at providing an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and experience pertaining to learning disabilities.The 2020 Conference will be held on 19-20 June 2020, at EdUHK Tai Po Campus, Hong Kong.The proposal submission deadline is 29 February 2020, and early bird registration will close on 30 April 2020.

For proposal guidelines and details of the Conference, please visit:

For enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat at

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2. "Perspectives on the Role of Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) Working in Critical Care: An International Survey” [posted on 30 Jan 2020]

This study has received ethical approval from the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.

This research project requires SLT/SLPs to complete an anonymous, online survey that explores their everyday practice of working in critical/intensivecare settings nationally and internationally. It looks at the extent of specialist competence and service provision to discover similarities and differences in SLTs/SLPs practice patterns in different countries.Consequently, it is anticipated that this study will determine if there is a need for further training and practice guidelines to be developed for clinicians in this area.

The survey is available online on the link provided below: jfe/form/SV_bflToYmADg50vhH

For more details, please click here.

3. Delphi Consensus Study on Quantifying Bilingual Experience [posted on 4 March 2020]

Are you a speech and language therapist/pathologist/ logopedist working with bilingual children? Have you ever used parental questionnaires to quantify children’s bilingualism? If yes, we need you for our online study. The Quantifying Bilingual Experience (Q-BEx) Project, based at the University of Leeds (UK), is running an online Delphi Consensus Study. We aim to bring together stakeholders (i.e., researchers, teachers, and speech and language therapists/pathologists/ logopedists) working on bilingualism to help us reach a consensus on how to quantify bilingual experience by using parental questionnaires. More details about the study can be found here: project-milestones/delphi- consensus-survey/

The above webpage contains three links, one for each stakeholder group, where individuals can register their interest in our online study bythe 11th March2020. If you have any questions, please email us at