BVI links with ALSPAC
3 March 2011
BVI now has an established link with another major Bristol strength - the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, also known as "Children of the Nineties")
Cathy Williams and a team from Bristol Eye Hospital have worked with the study collecting visual function data since the children were infants. The BVI link is due to the upcoming publication of a study reporting on their visual perceptual capabilities at age 13, and the association between these capabilities and how well they do at school (Visual perceptual difficulties and underattainment at school - in press 2010 PLoS One). Further work is planned with other BVI researchers to describe the impact and associations of cognitive visual abilities in this uniquely well-documented group of young people.