Coronavirus, and helping children with autism – Episode 4 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin

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In light of the current coronavirus pandemic this is a special edition about helping children with autism during this time of great upheaval. In this edition of ‘Autism, a parents guide’ Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian is joined by special guest Dr. Marianna Murin, and interviewed by freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

Ann and Marianna discuss issues that may arise for autistic children including the disruption of closing schools, anxiety and obsessive behaviours. They focus on practical tips like how to help manage anxiety, maintain structure and support and explain the situation to young people. Additionally, tips on how to keep well as a parent and reliable sources for coronavirus updates.

We are delighted that this podcast series for parents is supported by the Autism Diagnostic Practice at Clinical Partners. Working nationwide with only the most experienced consultants, Clinical Partners ensures you get the best ASD diagnosis and help tailored specifically to your child, as fast as possible. Discover more. 

You can listen to this podcast directly on our website or on the following platforms; SoundCloudiTunesSpotifyCastBox, DeezerGoogle Podcasts and Radio.com (not available in the EU).

Social Stories for children, as referenced in this podcast

Social stories are educational stories aiming to help children gain a better understanding of real-life events. Just click on the links below to download.

Freddy, the coronavirus and school – written by Lucy Santuary, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist and Cognitive Behaviour Practitioner

When anxiety feels overwhelming – written by Professor Jackie Rogers from Newcastle University

 

Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian
Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

Principal Clinical Psychologist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Ann trained in clinical psychology at Oxford and is now an honorary principal clinical psychologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, honorary researcher at King’s College London and is also an independent practitioner. Ann worked in the Complex Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Disability Service at the Children’s Neurosciences Centre, Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) for 16 years. Her clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in ASD, cognitive pathways to anxiety in ASD, and also working with girls and women on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Marianna Murin

Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Senior Clinical Tutor at the Anna Freud Centre and University College London

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with full membership in regulatory professional organisations – the British Psychological Society, and professional recognition from the Health Professions Council. For over twenty years, I have dedicated my work to promoting the psychological well-being of people on the Autism Spectrum and improving understanding of ASD as an international trainer in diagnostics of ASD, lecturer, writer and therapist. (bio via ASD Directions)

 

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I thought the podcast was very helpful and informative, very useful for when I speak to parent’s of children on the spectrum.

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Hi i have 12 years son he got autism. He don’t know what happened outside. Its very difficult for me .

Matt Kempen

we hope that this podcast is of use

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Great podcast, I looked for the social stories recommended but could only find the ones on the NAS website. Where can I find the ones by Lucy Sanctuary and by Jacqui Rodgers please? Thanks, Francesca

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Thank you so much! All the best, Francesca

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I am trying to access this podcast but can’t do it through your website as suggested. I’m having difficulty with the other locations as well. Can you help?

Matt Kempen

You can press play on the embedded podcast on this page for the Soundcloud version, for iTunes clink on the link above. For the other providers you can search acamh and will find our podcasts there.

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