Role: Student Researcher
Bio: Aaron is an undergraduate from the University of Bath who previously undertook a placement year at CRAE, as part of his Education with Psychology degree. Aaron joined CRAE in September 2021 and assisted on a number of ongoing research projects. Whilst on placement, Aaron led a research project investigating the opportunities and challenges of providing flexible seating to children in a mainstream primary school, eliciting the views of neurotypical and neurodivergent children, as well as the views of their teaching staff. Aaron is now completing the final year of his undergraduate degree.
Current research and activities: Since finishing his placement year, Aaron has continued working on the flexible seating project, examining how this provision could be most effectively implemented in schools. Aaron is also working on a research project in collaboration with OFQUAL; this project intends to investigate barriers to exam participation for autistic young people, and seeks to identify how GCSE exams can be made more accessible for autistic students. Aaron is interested in autism research that has real world impact for young people, particularly research that relates to accessibility arrangements and to the classroom environment.
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