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Wilfrid Laurier University Research Participants Needed - Are you the mother of a child with a developmental disability?

Hello.  My name is Laura MacGregor and I am a doctoral student at Wilfrid Laurier University.  I am completing a study of mothers who have a child with a developmental disability where the child's disability interferes with typical communication.   My study focuses on how mothers experience interconnection with their child and how they describe this interconnection to others, particularly health professionals.  In other words, I am interested in how mothers learn to "read" their children.   I am asking mothers of a child of any age who has a developmental disability as well as a communication challenge to consider participating in my study.   If you are interested I would love to hear from you via macg4706@mylaurier.ca or (519) 885-3467.  This study has been reviewed and approved by the university ethics committee (REB #5750).



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