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New guide to help autistic children cope with anxiety

Exploring Feelings: Anxiety Training Manual, A Guide For Group Leaders has just been published. This is a set of materials to be used by clinicians, educators and parents to help autistic children with high anxiety learn coping strategies.

Last modified: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:05:01 GMT

Tyneside Pegboard Test

Tyneside Pegboard Test compares unimanual and bimanual dexterity across the age span.

Last modified: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:35:16 GMT

Transition Research Programme Final Conference

Findings from the NIHR funded Transition Research Programme were presented at a final conference held at the Kings Fund, London in October.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:52:31 GMT

New NHS treatment helps children with autism overcome situation specific phobias

The Newcastle Blue Room Treatment developed at Newcastle University is now available as an NHS therapy, with referrals accepted from across the UK.

Last modified: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:41:26 BST

Parent-focused therapy has some long-term benefits for children with autism

Research from the Neurodevelopment and Disability Team on parent-mediated communication therapy for young children with autism is the subject of an NIHR Signal.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:06:31 BST

Autism Diagnosis Taking Too Long

Researchers in the Neurodevelopment and Disability Team have published a study which found that the age of diagnosis has not decreased in a decade – still averaging 4-and-a-half years (55 months).

Last modified: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:49:02 BST