ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • Intolerance of uncertainty underlies demand avoidance behaviours in children

    Researchers in Newcastle have conducted one of the first studies to conceptualise and understand the behavioural features of the pathological demand avoidance (PDA) profile — a proposed subtype of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — in children and young people.

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  • Parental consanguinity predicts ASD severity

    Parental consanguinity could predict ASD severity in this study after controlling for the effects of maternal health and developmental indicators.

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  • How does diagnosis and formulation fit together – when do you choose which? Dr Lauren Breese

    Recorded lecture from Dr Lauren Breese our event ‘Assessment and diagnosis in children with neurodevelopmental problems’ on 7 October 2019. ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture.

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  • Good intentions, good enough?

    Daniel Brennan, Assistant Psychologist at Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Break Service (ITSBS) provides a summary of Lenehan, C. and Geraghty, M.  (2017) “Good intentions, good enough?: a review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people with learning disabilities in residential special schools and colleges”,

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  • Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

    In Conversation… Autism with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

    Ann talks about the prevalence of mental health problems in ASD, preventing mental health problems before they occur, interventions and psychological therapies and techniques she draws upon herself as a clinical psychologist.

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  • Autism Masterclass

    Mental health problems commonly co-occur with ASD, yet these problems often go untreated. This Masterclass offers both clinicians and researchers the opportunity to update their knowledge of the evidence-base and its implications for best-practice. This CPD training day is part of ACAMH’s ‘Masterclass Series’. The ‘Masterclass Series’ delivers advanced, evidence-based training for those working in […]

    Event type
    Masterclass
    Location
    Bolton
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  • Dr. Sinead Rhodes

    In Conversation… ADHD with Dr Sinead Rhodes

    In this podcast, Dr Sinead Rhodes discusses ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe. Sinead discusses her latest research, cognitive factors underlying mental health and tailored interventions.

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  • Assessment and diagnosis in children with neurodevelopmental problems

    This conference focusses on assessment and diagnosis in children with neurodevelopmental problems, and is delivered by ACAMH’s Neurodevelopmental Special Interest Group (SIG). Neurodevelopmental disorders are a neglected area of mental health practice, little mentioned in recent government policy documents. The evidence base is strong in theory but often hard to put into practice at the […]

    Event type
    Conference
    Location
    London
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  • Identifying imaging biomarkers in the neonatal brain

    The past decade has seen great improvements in magnetic resonance imaging technologies, such that it is now possible to image the developing brain in utero. In 2018, Dafnis Batalle and colleagues compiled an Annual Research Review for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, where they evaluated the current status of neuroimaging research in neonates and paediatrics to determine the origins of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.

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  • Neuroscientific insight can boost learning: neuro-fact or neuro-fiction?

    Earlier this year, Professor Michael Thomas and colleagues compiled an Annual Research Review for the JCPP, highlighting the contributions that neuroscience can make to understanding learning and classroom teaching. Here, we summarise their main findings, the current challenges to the field and the future of educational neuroscience.

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