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The gift of a dyslexic mind
Adults with dyslexia have become some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, scientists and artists (including Sir Richard Branson and Albert Einstein). But there's still a great deal of bias towards deficit in the research of dyslexia. Rosa will show how her results will encourage dyslexic children to find their own unique talent, as well as demonstrate why both educators and employers have such an important role to play in unlocking the potential of the 6.6 million people in the UK who have dyslexia.
Virtual Therapy - does it work in reality?
For those suffering from First Episode Psychosis (FEP), a physical environment can sometimes be a barrier to them accessing the therapy they need. As technology has progressed, an existing type of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been implemented in an online VR platform called “Second Life®.” Farah will use a practical demonstration to walk you through this virtual platform, giving you an idea of how it feels to be a patient attending VR treatments, as well as explaining how it helps patients to learn about emotion regulation to improve their ability to interpret social scenarios.
Delivering good news - does it really matter how it happens?
Lots of research in healthcare focuses on how we break bad news. However, very little has explored how we communicate good news results and the impact this has on patients. Sian will discuss how her research focuses specifically on receiving a result from breast cancer screening, and what challenges might be faced when these results are delivered through different communication channels.