Verity Ward

Join ACoRNS for our 5th Festival of Social Science event

On Wednesday 9th November 4pm-6pm, ACoRN@Southampton and ACoRN@Sussex will present a joint webinar for the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The event, “Our Stories: digital methods for supporting transitions of autistic children and young people”, will showcase research which further develops an innovative methodological approach – Digital Stories – to support autistic children and young …

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ACoRNS presents Festival of Social Science event: ‘Count me in! Celebrating student contributions to collaborative videos and game design’

On Friday 5th November, ACoRNS held our fourth event for the annual Festival of Social Science. This year, the event was lead by iPhD student, Verity Ward. Her work explores the opportunities that research can provide for autistic, and otherwise neurodivergent, students to participate in school. She presented ongoing work from two studies where students …

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‘Our Stories…’: co-constructing Digital Storytelling methodologies for supporting the transitions of autistic children

Why the project is needed The long-term social, educational, and employment outcomes for autistic people remain poor. There is a longstanding gap between research and practice such that these poor outcomes are not being adequately addressed despite over 40 years of research. This has led to calls for research to develop more participatory methods that …

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ACoRNS welcomes new Research Fellow

We are delighted to welcome Dr Asha Ward to the ACoRNS team. Asha is the new Research Fellow on our ESRC-funded ‘Our Stories’ project which is extending our Digital Stories methodology to new settings to support the transitions and understanding of autistic children, young people and their families. Asha recently completed her EngD at Bournemouth University …

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Developing Autistic Young Peoples’ Emotional Regulation Skills: A Case Study of a Residential Special School (Student Project)

Joanne Bennett. Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Autistic children and young people are recognised as often having difficulties with emotional regulation (Prizant et al., 2006). The Zones of Regulation (Kuypers, 2011) is a curriculum that has been designed to support young people to recognise and communicate their emotions and use regulation tools. It aims to develop …

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