Trajectories and transitions in the cognitive and educational development of disabled children and young people

About the project

The aim of the study was to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early cognitive development and their subsequent educational transitions.

The research involved analysis of two longitudinal studies of children at different ages, the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England).

This project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and ran from January 2013 to June 2014.

Partners

This project was a collaboration between the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, the National Children’s Bureau and the Council for Disabled Children.

Publications

Chatzitheochari, S. and Platt, L. (2015) Doubly Disadvantaged? Bullying Experiences among Disabled Children and Young People in England. Sociology.

Chatzitheochari, S., Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2014) Bullying experiences among disabled children and young people in England: Evidence from two longitudinal studies. QSS Working Paper No. 14-11. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Fauth, R., Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2014) Convergence or divergence? A longitudinal analysis of behaviour problems among disabled and non-disabled children aged 3 to 7 in England. QSS Working Paper No.14-13. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2014) Disabled children's cognitive development in the early years. QSS Working Paper No.14-15. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2013) Disability among young children: Prevalence, heterogeneity and socio-economic disadvantage. CLS Working Paper 2013/11. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Research summary one: What is the prevalence of child disability? (2013) Briefing paper. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Research summary two: Do families with a disabled child face greater socio-economic disadvantage? And how does the risk of disadvantage vary with age? (2013) Briefing paper. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Research summary three: Growing up with a disability. (2014) Briefing paper. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Research summary four: Are disabled children and young people at a higher risk of being bullied? (2014) Briefing paper. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.