ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • What makes an autistic child socially successful?

    Although many studies document the ways in which children with ASD differ from typically developing children, few have highlighted the strengths and abilities of children with ASD.

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  • Early ASD intervention promotes academic achievement

    Rigorous screening for learning difficulties is required for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as a significant minority of affected individuals with average cognitive skills show academic delays, according to a new study.

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  • Compensating for ASD: masking the truth?

    “Compensation” is a phenomenon by which individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) show improvements in overt symptoms, namely their understanding of others (“theory-of-mind”, ToM), despite persisting deficits at the cognitive and neurobiological levels.

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  • Autism Symposium

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  • Carol Povey

    Autism Symposium with Carol Povey

    Carol Povey ‘Key issues for practitioners’.

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  • Ann Ozsivadjian

    Autism Symposium with Dr Ann Ozsivadjian

    Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian on ‘Cognitive pathways to mental health problems in ASD’.

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  • journal covers-JCPP

    JCPP Editorial: Volume 59, Issue 05, May 2018

    “One size does not fit all: addressing the challenges of intervention for complex developmental issues” by Courtenay Frazier Norbury

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  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. People on the autism spectrum may have difficulties with social communication, social interaction and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours, activities or interests.

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  • Processing speed determines dyslexia risk

    Males exhibit a lower average reading performance than females, according to new data from Anne Arnett and colleagues. The researchers devised a framework to first validate the apparent sex difference in prevalence of dyslexia and then determine which cognitive correlates may underlie this difference.

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  • Autistica highlights strong evidence for new communication therapy

    Autistica, UK’s autism research charity, are recommending that all local areas should have healthcare professionals accredited to deliver a new form of communication intervention called PACT.

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