Learning Disabilities/Difficulties

Researchers at the University of Southampton are to research the causes of conduct disorder (CD) in teenage girls, thanks to a share of funding from the European Uni
Parents who have one child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less likely to go on to reproduce again, according to a new study.
A new stress sensor linked to mobile-based advice to help deal with the condition has been devised with the aim of helping the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The final programme in the Psychology FM series will be broadcast tomorrow (14 May) by the Manchester radio station All FM at 11am. This series has charted the evolution of psychology while shedding light on its modern incarnations.
"When children display problems in one area, it might be more important to, as early as possible, set up a strategy for helping with all related symptoms rather than trying to help only with a specific diagnosis (which often will change over time)
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.
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.
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