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DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Research Centre (F67)

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The Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, based at University College London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

DCAL brings together leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience. DCAL started its research in 2006 and is funded by the ESRC until December 2015.


It is the largest research centre in this field in Europe with nearly 40 staff and research students, about 1/3 of whom are Deaf.

The vast majority of research studies on language and thought are based on languages which are spoken and heard.
DCAL's research provides a unique perspective on language and thought based on Deaf people's communication.
DCAL places sign languages and Deaf people in the centre of the general understanding of how language and communication work within linguistics, psychology and child development.
Deafness is an important model for exploring questions in linguistics, cognitive sciences and in neuroscience, and this is now much more widely recognised (thanks in large part to DCAL's research efforts over the last five years).
Clinical developments in relation to hearing intervention, especially cochlear implantation, are also changing the experience of deafness and consequently our research programme.

The two overarching themes that drive our research are:

  • How is communication shaped by deafness and the use of sign language?
  • How does deafness and early language experience impact on cognitive functions beyond language?

For both themes our strategy is:

  • to consider the effects of deafness, delayed language development and sign language use across the life span by studying children, adolescents and adults including those with impaired signing;
  • to investigate similarities and differences between groups of individuals (e.g., native signers and late learners) at both behavioural and neural levels. In our research the views of professional groups who work with d/Deaf individuals as well as organisations of and for the d/Deaf have been taken into account to ensure that this practical impact will continue.

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DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Research Centre (F67)

BSL

F67 Holographic British Sign Language (BSL) Cards UK Only

£14.80

Description

Pack of 25 holographic cards, each illustrating a different BSL sign.

Price includes postage in the UK.
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DCAL Portal-BSLAAB 1Yr

F67 BSL-AAB 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£480.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Aphasia Assessment Battery (BSL-AAB) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-AAB will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLAAB 1Yr

F67 1 Year Licence for unlimited use of permitted tests within DCALPortal.org

£600.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year's unlimited use of permitted tests within the DCAL Online Assesssment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the permitted tests will bd available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLCDI 1Yr

F67 BSL-CDI 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£60.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Communicative Development Inventory (BSL-CDI) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-CDI will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLCST 1Yr

F67 BSL-CST 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£480.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Cognitive Screening Test (BSL-CST) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-CST will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLNSRT 1Yr

F67 BSL-NSRT 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Nonsense Sign Repetition Test (BSL-NSRT) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-NSRT will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLRST 1Yr

F67 BSL-RST 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Receptive Skills Test (BSL-RST) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-RST will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLSRT 1Yr

F67 BSL-SRT 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Sentence Reproduction Test (BSL-SRT) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-SRT will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLTAS 1Yr

F67 BSL-TAS 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Test of Adult Speech Reading (BSL-TAS) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-TAS will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLTOCS 1Yr

F67 BSL-TOCS 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Test of Child Speech Reading (BSL-TOCS) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-TOCS will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal-BSLVT 1Yr

F67 BSL-VT 1 Year Licence on DCALPortal.org

£240.00

Description

Licence granting 1-year’s unlimited use of the British Sign Language Vocabulary Test (BSL-VT) within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and the BSL-VT will be available to use in their online “Task Library” within 48 hours. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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BSL

F67 Holographic British Sign Language (BSL) Cards Non UK/EU Only

£17.15

Description

Pack of 25 holographic cards, each illustrating a different BSL sign.

Price includes postage to the Rest of the World not in EU/UK.
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DCAL Portal-BSLAAB 1Yr

F67 Licence for 10 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCALPortal.org

£3.00

Description

Licence granting 10 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

Please note that for the majority of the tests available on the DCAL portal 10 tokens will grant you 1 use of a test. However, the AAB and CST test require 20 tokens per use (therefore, you will have to purchase the 10 token option twice for one use of the test) and the CDI test requires 5 tokens per use (meaning you will get 2 uses of the test with this option).

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and licence granting 10 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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DCAL Portal 100 Tokens

F67 Licence for 100 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCALPortal.org

£30.00

Description

Licence granting 100 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal.

Please note that for the majority of tests available on the DCAL portal 100 tokens will grant you 10 uses of a test. However, the AAB and CST tests require 20 tokens per use (therefore, this option will give you 5 uses of one of these tests) and the CDI test requires 5 tokens per use (therefore this option will give you 20 uses of this test).

PLEASE NOTE. This licence can only be used by qualified professionals and researchers who are already registered to access the DCAL Portal. Unregistered users should visit https://dcalportal.org/signup to sign up.

Once purchased, the licence will be awarded to the registered user and licence granting 10 tokens for use in purchasing tests within the DCAL Online Assessment Portal. If access has not been granted within 48 hours, please contact sales@dcalportal.org.

https://dcalportal.org/signup

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