Learning Disabilities/Difficulties

Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by the Department of Health (DoH) to reduce the use of restrictive interventions in health and social care.
A programme on BBC2 this week showcased how the work and dedication of one psychologist has transformed the world's understanding of children with autism.
The Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities – part of our Division of Clinical Psychology – is holding its annual continuing professional development event in Llandudno this week.
The second of two policy-maker meetings is being held today, Friday 21 March, by the Autism and Criminal Justice System Network.
A new report from the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) has
A new study has suggested that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may have issues when it comes to processing simultaneous information coming to their eyes and ears.
Special Group For Independent Practitioners Supporting the needs of independent practitioners to combine competently and ethically their psychological practice with the necessity to develop and maintain a business.
Psychology will be taking over Manchester’s airwaves to bring science directly to the public.
A specific type of cognitive behavioural therapy known as problem-solving education (PSE) could help the parents of autistic youngsters to come to terms with their children's diagnoses, according to a new study at Boston University School of Publi
Scientists are hopeful that the findings of a new study may lead to new non-drug treatments for children with Tourette Syndrome being developed.
The criminal justice system must be better equipped to identify people with autistic spectrum disorders. Graeme Hydari, a consultant solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, says this is essential to ensure people with these conditions are given appropriate professional support.
The Society has contributed to two consultations issued by NICE recently.
Giving autistic children treatment based on improving their sensory difficulties could help them to better make sense of the world around them, a new study has suggested.
A new study has discovered that there may be a link between synaesthesia and autism, two conditions that were previously thought to be completely separate.
Counselling psychologist Annette Greenwood and her team from St Andrew's Healthcare, Northampton, were shortlisted in the Excellence in Supporting Staff Health and Wellbeing at this year’s Nursing Times Awards. Our photograph shows her meeting the Prince of Wales at the award ceremony on 30 October.
A new study has raised questions over whether or not attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is caused by abnormalities in
Welcome to The Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The Faculty (formerly the Learning Disability Special Interest Group) is part of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The first of two Autism and the Criminal Justice System (CJS) Project conferences was held on 19 September 2013 at Greater Manchester Police Training Centre, Sedgley Park.
Young children with autism have difficultly deliberately deceiving other people, now a new study has shown that they are also more trusting than their neurotypical peers.
Non-verbal clues may be missed by autistic children when listening to what adults have to say to them.
Conference Themes Mindfulness-based approachesWorking with Systems and Organisations
Children with autism could be set to benefit from the building of new schools designed to provide them with a specialist environment to learn in.
Professor Patricia Howlin, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at King's College London Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, has been awarded the 2013 INSAR Lifetime A
An autistic child's struggles to socialise may be linked to a lack of motor skills.
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