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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Autism Diagnosis Trends

    The first prevalence studies estimated one in 2,500 children were autistic whereas the latest figures indicate around one in every 39 children is reported to have an autism diagnosis. Dr Ginny Russell discusses why we may have seen such an exponential increase.

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  • Guest Blog

    What is attachment theory used for?

    Attachment theory is amongst the most popular theories of child development and has received much attention from psychologists and researchers across the world for the last 50 years. Such popularity implies that it is perceived by many to be of great importance and utility to understanding people and their behaviour in different contexts – but, why?

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Professor Kathy Sylva

    Hear from Professor Kathy Sylva OBE on her research which has explored early education and children’s development, parenting interventions, and the impact of children’s centres on families.

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  • What are the barriers to mindfulness for Tourette’s?

    We know that mindfulness and meditation can be of great benefit to people but it is a challenge for those with movement disorders such as Tourette Syndrome.

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  • In Conversation… Professor Tamsin Ford

    Tamsin Ford is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School. While Tamsin set out on her career path aiming to become an old age psychiatrist working as a clinician, she ended up as a child psychiatrist working in research. Discover more about Tamsin’s career and her research group assessing the effectiveness of services and interventions which aim to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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  • Addressing a need: Could a research-based app called Molehill Mountain ease anxiety in Autism?

    One of the top ten priorities for autism research, according to Autistica’s research with autistic people, is reducing anxiety. In order to meet this need, Autistica have partnered with Professor Emily Simonoff to develop Molehill Mountain, a new smartphone app.

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  • What is an intellectual disability?

    This alphabetical framework is designed as an aide memoire for the identification of an ID (in children, young people or adults). It will help you identify available information sources and gaps in knowledge about an individual’s ability. It will guide you in decision making regarding a likely diagnosis and help you generate a needs based plan.

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  • Adoption and attachment: A parent’s perspective

    Guest blog from Dr Taylor: “I am grateful for the opportunity to recount my experience of inviting a traumatised child into my family. If I can persuade those working in children’s services to change this experience, even for just one family, I will have achieved something worthwhile.”

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  • The Bridge Abridged: School-based interventions are effective, but are they efficient?

    A practitioner review by Paulus et al., published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, investigates school-based interventions, their effectiveness, efficiency and the practical implications.

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  • In Conversation… Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

    Renowned clinical psychologist, Kim Golding, discusses how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy can support developmentally traumatised children and their parents, as well as how support for adopted children has changed in the UK over the years.

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