Research

How do Virtual Schools Support Looked After Autistic Children? (Student Project)

Lynn De La Fosse. Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Department for Education statistics show that children who are looked after have poorer academic outcomes than their non-looked after peers, including lower attainment in reading, writing, maths and science. Little research has looked specifically at the outcomes of looked-after children with additional needs. Children who are looked …

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Exploring the views of siblings of autistic children in a residential school (Student Project)

Lisa Chen-Wilson. BSc Education and Psychology. As part of my degree in BSc Education and Psychology, I’m carrying out a dissertation project to explore the views of siblings of autistic children in a residential school. Research often tends to collate data on parent and teacher views, but there is currently little academic literature on sibling …

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Widening horizons through participatory design with autistic students (Student Project)

Verity Ward. PhD in Education. In recent years those specialising in the design of technologies for autistic people have made increasing efforts to involve them in the design process through participatory design approaches. In doing so, they move away from deficit-focused thinking and value the knowledge and contribution which autistic people can make to their …

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Using Digital Stories to facilitate autistic young people to have a voice in their transition to adulthood (Student Project)

Stephanie Lewis. Doctorate in Educational Psychology. The importance of eliciting the voices of young people and their participation within decision making on matters that affect their lives, is robustly supported within government guidelines and legislation. However, previous research suggests that due to perceived communication barriers, children and young people on the autism spectrum are frequently …

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Using creative methods to research and support autistic children in their transition to secondary school (Student Project)

Chloe East. PhD Psychology. Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be challenging for autistic children and their families. Issues with home/school communication, organisational challenges and concerns about bullying and friendships have all been found to be particularly stressful for the child and his or her family at this time.  Although research has identified some …

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Evaluating whether digital stories can support children in their transition from nursery to primary school (Funded Project)

Henry Wood. CRI Research Fellow. My name is Henry Wood, and I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Inclusion (CRI), Southampton Education School, University of Southampton. I also work as an Educational Psychologist, and have long-standing interests in autism, inclusive education, and person-centred approaches. As part of my Research Fellow role, …

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Co-constructing a bespoke transition programme with a Further Education college for autistic students (Funded Project)

Sarah Parsons, Hilra Vinha, Joe Cunningham Transitions between stages of education are challenging for all children and young people but there is good evidence that such transitions can be especially difficult for students on the autism spectrum. Many students on the autism spectrum struggle with the transition from college to University, often due to experiences …

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Strategies for creating inclusive environments: learning from neurodiversity (Funded Project)

Sarah Parsons, Bronagh Walsh, Kate Freeth , Joe Cunningham, Rachael Howe We are a group of researchers and educators who share a commitment to strengthening our inclusive practices in order to improve outcomes for neurodiverse students, including those on the autism spectrum. This project will establish a Neurodiversity Action Learning Set [NeurALS] with colleagues from …

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