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Researching the emotional and psychological well-being of young people

Young People

Autism

Ongoing

Autism Spectrum Social Stories™ In Schools Trial 2 (ASSSIST 2)

Social Stories help children with ASD understand social situations. A Social Story writes the child into a story, and is tailored to giving them social information in a friendly way that helps them understand and learn healthy social behaviours.

Ongoing

Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in Lego-based therapy clubs In School Environments (I-SOCIALISE)

LEGO-based therapy is a new approach that is designed to help children and young people with autism learn new skills to help them at home, school, and with their friends.

Ongoing

Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf children’s Study (DIADS)

Can you help us make Autism assessments better for deaf children and young people? To find out more about our study, take a look at our Participant Information Section below:

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Child Oriented Mental Health Research

We develop child orientated research for children and young people. This moves away from a national trend where child and adolescent research has been based around interventions that have been used in adult populations. We have strong involvement from young people in designing and running our research, and put children and families’ right at the centre of our thinking as we plan further research.

Complete

Trial on Improving Inter-Generational Attachment for Children Undergoing Behaviour problems

TIGA-CUB is an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit-funded pragmatic, individually-randomised, controlled feasibility trial that aims to test the feasibility and acceptability of running a large scale RCT of manualised Child Psychotherapy vs. usual treatment for children with treatment resistant conduct disorders. The child psychotherapy manual was written by Child Psychotherapists at the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (NSCAP).

Ongoing

Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in Lego-based therapy clubs In School Environments (I-SOCIALISE)

LEGO-based therapy is a new approach that is designed to help children and young people with autism learn new skills to help them at home, school, and with their friends.

Ongoing

Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial (ASPECT)

Are you living with a fear or phobia? Are you between the ages of 7-16 years old? WIf you are, you might be interested in taking part in our research study into therapies to help children and young people with their phobia. To find out more about our study, take a look at our study information sheets below:

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Sounds interesting? Get in touch with your local ASPECT researcher using the details below:

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone:01904294831

Text: 07980959246

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Deaf Child Mental Health

Ongoing

Translation into British Sign Language and validation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: Impact

Although there are an estimated 125,000 Deaf people in the UK who use British Sign Language (BSL), there are no child mental health screening instruments accessible to children whose first or main language is BSL. The Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is commonly used in the assessment of children’s mental health problems and is available in 60 languages. We translated the SDQ into BSL, for deaf young people, deaf parents and deaf teachers. We seek resources to enhance awareness of the availability of the SDQ in BSL among the Deaf community, with the aim of building confidence in its reliability and increasing its use. By doing so, we aim to enhance access to, and increase uptake of, mental health services among Deaf children and adolescents, ultimately leading to better mental health outcomes among this community.

Ongoing

Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf children’s Study (DIADS)

Can you help us make Autism assessments better for deaf children and young people? To find out more about our study, take a look at our Participant Information Section below:

Leaflets