Visitors from Latvia arrive

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Sarah Barrett

A delegatation from Latvia, led by Liga Berzina and supported by the Latvian Government’s Ministry of Welfare, arrived on 7th Feb. The main aim of their visit is to learn more about our  research partnership model and strategic planning in services. Their visit includes meetings with researchers (see photo below), visits to primary and special
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Latvia visit

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Sarah Barrett

Sue Leekam, Georgie Powell and Tom Freeman gave invited presentations at the Starptautiska Konference, Riga, Latvia on Friday 4th November. They are pictured here with their hosts Ieva Bite, Latvia University and Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Presentations from WARC outlined research approaches and diagnostic methods (Sue Leekam) and eyetracking methods (Georgie and Tom).
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New project and impact work on Signs and Diagnosis

Posted on 28 October 2016 by Katy Unwin

WARC has a number of new projects starting. We are developing a new  film and a schools project, both focusing on the signs of autism. We are also developing the Lorna Wing Research Network, which brings together researchers working on diagnosis using the Diagnosis Interview for Social and Communication Disorders. We are funded by
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Visit from Dr Joni Holmes

Posted on 30 September 2016 by Zoe Williams

Last week,  Dr Joni Holmes, Senior Investigator and Developmental Scientist from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit gave a talk. She described the exciting developments at the Centre of Attention, Learning and Memory (CALM) in Cambridge and its research on working memory, language, attention and executive function in childhood, and on interventions to
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Associate WARC members presented at BPS Developmental Annual Conference

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Katy Unwin

Last week, associate PhD students of WARC, Amy Paine (picture right) and Charlotte Robinson (picture left), presented their research at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual Conference in Belfast. In her talk, Amy presented research indicating that younger siblings facilitate firstborn children’s understanding of minds. Charlotte presented her research showing that children’s pretend play
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