Tell us your top ten!

Within this survey are 40 research questions about learning difficulties. Please tell us the 10 research questions that are most important to you. On average it takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey.

Who can take part?

We would like you to complete this survey if you are:

·       a child or young person who has learning difficulties

·       an adult who has experienced learning difficulties as a child

·       a parent/carer of a child or young person with learning difficulties

·       a professional working with a child or young person with learning difficulties e.g those working in health, education, social work or the third sector.  

Additional Information

Go to The James Lind Alliance website for more information on this survey, including Q&As and a child-friendly version of this form
or call: Ai Lim on 0131 536 8898
or email:

Learning difficulties definition

For this survey, learning difficuties means a problem of understanding or an emotional difficulty that affects a person's ability to learn, get along with others and follow convention.

On a day-to-day basis, that can be many things - struggling with reading, writing or numeracy, not being able to concentrate for long periods, losing track of time, forgetting what has just been learned or acting impulsively.

A learning difficulty may be associated with many conditions such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) etc., and the person affected may, or may not have a diagnosis.

Survey Closes: 18 May 2018

Background Information

The questions in this questionnaire have been gathered from a survey completed last summer by people who have learning difficulties, their families and the professionals working alongside them.

828 questions were submitted and, following analysis, have been summarised into the 40 questions in this survey. We have checked to ensure they have not already been answered by research.


It is your choice whether you fill in this survey or not. We will always keep your answers anonymous.