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How To Fight The Boredom Bug This Summer

Parents of neuro typical and special needs children alike know that summertime can be full of wonderful moments, fun activities, and alas- the boredom bug. Many children are at home with a lot of spare time that is unstructured and this can lead to boredom complaints. 1,067 more words

Developmental Disorders

Untangling the ADHD controversy

This blog post does not attempt to answer question posed in the title, but rather sets the tone for the rest of the posts on this topic.  156 more words

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in Cell… 1,031 more words


Stakeholder engagement, Brexit and beyond

As the prospest of a Brexit makes waves across the UK and beyond, this is the first of two posts this week from our Department, focussing on its impact and meaning.  1,204 more words


What I've learned while working with a boy with autism. 

Autism is developmental disorder that manifests itself in a multitude of symptoms. The most obvious symptom is severe speech delay. Most kids with autism are unable to verbally communicate so they relay on nonverbal cues as a way of communication. 1,014 more words


One like me! Toying with the Doll Industry

Dr. Sian Jones is a Teaching Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses on discrimination and prejudice among children and adults based on membership of a given group – and how friendships may be encouraged between children from different groups. 1,361 more words


Schools without sanctions

Alice Jones is a Senior Lecturer, and Director of the Unit of School and Family Studies. Her work focuses on understanding how students with behavioural difficulties can achieve their potential in school, as well as developing methods of promoting social and academic inclusion… 887 more words