Autism – a new book by Sue Fletcher-Watson & Francesca Happé

  We’re delighted to share details of this new (published February 2019) book, jointly written by me, Sue Fletcher-Watson and Professor Francesca Happé of King’s College London. About the Book: Here’s the official blurb: This new edition of Happé’s best-selling textbook provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about autism. Using a ‘levels of…

Technology, child development and autism: part three, how does technology affect your health??

This is the third part in a mini-series of blog posts all aiming to address the big concerns that parents and practitioners tend to have about children using technology. The themes were derived from a series of discussions, but particularly a pair of workshops on technology and autism held in February 2016 as part of Innovative…

On participatory research and building the evidence base

On Friday afternoon (in retrospect a foolish decision – never post anything controversial on twitter just before the weekend) I posted a series of tweets sharing this new project page. The project is a multi-site fully-powered clinical trial of a new manualised intervention for parents of autistic children. Let’s break that down a bit. Multi-site…

The fruits of our labours

This has been a great couple of months as two studies – not huge, but important to me – have recently yielded really super results. And I don’t mean results in the usual sense (for scientists) – significant differences between groups, correlational relationships… I mean results as in, outputs that people can actually use (or…