Friendships and Lonliness Survey

UWA are running a study to look at how friendships and positive mental wellbeing can change over time. This is being studied in order to develop a program to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders to improve the quality of their life outcomes.  


Who can participate?

This is a study seeking participants who are 10-16 years of age and who have a diagnosis of:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific learning Disorder
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Specific language impairments
  • Specific reading, writing and mathematics disorders

What is involved?

Participation involves the completion of a short survey, 4 times over 2 years.  The survey can be completed either online or by hard copy and returned by pre paid post.


How can I get involved?

To register your interest please go to

or contact:

Professor Stephen Houghton:; Phone: 08 6488 2391


Corinne Zadow:; Phone: 08 6488 2396

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