Music and Autism

After completing her HND in Music Performance at Edinburgh College in 2013, Ruth went on to complete her Honours year at Wolverhampton University. It was during this year she found her love for research and how music can influence daily life. Her dissertation looked at the musical influences within society, in particular the elderly society,…

Diversity in Social Intelligence

We are in the process of launching a new project exploring neurodiverse social interactions. Its full title is Diversity in Social Intelligence: an examination of culturally-specific social intelligence among people on the autism spectrum.   Latest news   We are now recruiting participants!   For information about what taking part in this resarch involves, please…

Bilingualism & Childhood

The aim of our new study is to understand how growing up in a bilingual environment affects the development of children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Latest news   We are now recruiting participants! - For information about what taking part in this research will involve for you and your child, please click here  …

Interactive Pretending

You've reached Mihaela's page summarising her PhD project on the design and evaluation of technology for supporting pretend play in children with autism. Get InvolvedAbout this ProjectOutputsGet InvolvedContact A fascinating activity, pretend play (also known as imaginary or symbolic play) is generally thought of as an important part of children’s learning. In particular, pretend play…