Apologies – the blog has been a bit quiet of late! I’ll be returning soon with a second follow-up on the Click-East Tea Party outcomes, thinking about the kinds of research parents want to see in the future. And before Christmas I’ll be posting a couple of wish lists of technology for children and adults with autism which I hope might be handy.
In the meantime though, for anyone in or around Edinburgh, here’s an invitation from a PhD student to take part in a new research study:
Is your child between the ages of 4 and 8 years old? Can your child wear headphones? Do you speak English well enough to complete assessments made up of checklists about your child and their abilities and behaviours? If you’ve said yes, I hope you will accept my invitation to participate in an autism listening programme study!
I’ve created a study that will test a filtered music listening programme to see if it is effective in improving communication, social interaction and behaviours. This study is part of my Research PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
There are over a dozen sound therapy programmes available through health care professionals in the UK, but little information exists for parents, educators, or health care professionals about this type of programme and few have good scientific research.
For the programme I am studying, there have been a number of case studies and pilot studies that show promise. Daily listening takes place at home and all assessments are also completed at home. The study is designed for you to be able to select listening times that fit with your family schedule and your child.
I’m looking for families who would enjoy the opportunity to be a part of this study. To find out more, please check out my website for details: www.autismlisteningstudy.com
Thank you Sue, for hosting me as a guest writer on your blog!