ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

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    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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  • Autism Symposium

    We were delighted to stage this Autism Symposium thanks to the support of our publishers Wiley. The evening had a series of 20-minute lectures that then lead into a panel discussion. Lectures and discussions included the role of research in autism, including pathways to mental health problems in ASD, and the wider landscape. The evening was […]

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    Twilight Meeting
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  • The early ASD screening debate continues

    The debate about screening and providing early treatment for young children with, or with high likelihood of, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is ongoing, but limited data are available to support either side of the argument. Now, a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for children ≤6 years with (or with high likelihood of) ASD has concluded that the available data is currently insufficient to support the argument for early intervention.

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  • Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges – a summary of UK Department of Education’s report

    In a 2017 summary report*, the UK Department of Education set out the findings of its research into what English schools and colleges are currently doing to support students with mental health needs and their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst pupils, and their experiences of putting such provisions into practice.

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  • Professor Helen Minnis

    Is childhood maltreatment a risk factor for increased symptoms of neurodevelopmental disorders?

    Professor Helen Minnis and Lisa Dinkler discuss their paper “Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis” published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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  • iPad App complements ASD therapy

    Children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) may benefit from combined technology-based and traditional interventions, according to new research.

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  • Minecraft for young people with Autism

    The Bridge spoke to Stuart Duncan, who has developed Autcraft – Minecraft for young people with Autism.

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