Welcome to the research project LIFE-DCY

On this page you can find information about the research project that is directed at life quality and participation of disabled children and youth in Iceland. The voices and experiences of the children and youth themselves are in focus.

Life quality and participation of disabled children and youth: a transformative study

This is a transformative study, meaning that we want to identify aspects that support or restrict life quality and participation of disabled children and youth in different environments.

We also want to use our results to define ways to promote disabled children’s overall well-being and particiation at home, school, and in their communities. Information is gathered via various channels such as through surveys, individual and group interviews and participant observations in the children’s homes, their schools and other places that they attend.

More about the purpose of the study

Who is involved in the research project

Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson, professor at the Centre for Disability Research at the University of Iceland is the principal investigator of this project.

Other investigators are Stefan Hardonk, assistant professor, two doctoral students: Linda Björk Ólafsdóttir and Anna Sigrún Ingimarsdóttir; as well as researchers Ásta Jóhannsdóttir and Freyja Haraldsdóttir. Associate professor Barbara Gibson at the University of Toronto is an external collaborator in the study. The study is conducted in collaboration with the Icelandic State Diagnostic and Counseling Centre and other parties.

More about the researchers

University of Iceland | Sæmundargötu 2 | 101 Reykjavík | E-mail: sne@hi.is
Research project funded by the Icelandic Research Fund (nr. 174299-051)