Tag Archives: parents

Technology, child development and autism: part two, is technology addiction real?

So here’s the second in a series of blog posts which I’m aiming to write over a fairly condensed period of time, all drawing on recent discussions which were particularly crystallised by a pair of workshops as part of Innovative Learning Week 2016. All the posts are aiming to provide an evidence-based response to current […]

A new way to engage: the family in residence project at the Patrick Wild Centre

As regular readers of this blog will know, I am pretty passionate about engaging with representatives of the community in my research. Recently, with colleagues at the Patrick Wild Centre, we won funding to host a ‘family in residence’ at the Centre. This project aims to spend a year in close engagement with a family […]

Experiences of conducting cross-cultural research: a student reflects

This week I’m welcoming my PhD student, Joy Tsai, who is a clinical psychologist from Taiwan and just coming to the end of a PhD researching the experiences of brothers and sisters of children with autism. You can download a TUKS UK summary report here. Finally, it comes to the final stage that I can […]

What is “translational research”? – an example with premature babies

Some news to announce here – in September 2014 I’ll be transferring from my current base in the School of Education to a home in part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine here at the University of Edinburgh.  This new role reflects the fact that my work has been moving in a more […]

Helpful Hints for Parents – and outcomes from the Click-East study

A couple of weeks ago I held a little tea party for participants and supporters of the Click-East project which has been my main focus (read: all encompassing obsession) for the past 3 years.  The party was a way to thank everyone involved, share what we found during the study, and get some ideas from […]

You’re the expert, not me

Parents of children with autism, and autistic people, often share their frustration with the claims of so-called ‘experts’. I suppose I am one of these people – an ‘autism professional’ – who purports to have some kind of insight into autism.  But of course, I don’t have anything of the sort. I am not autistic, […]