Thursday, 25 April 2019

More research required for vulnerable children

[From Ann Memmott`s blog]

"Currently, there is no evidence based practice for the treatment of trauma [for autistic individuals]".

"Those are words from a recent paper looking at ideas for how to help autistic children who have experienced traumatic events. The paper, by Slack and Lucyshyn (2018), can be found at "

"I must admit that when I read this, I didn't know quite what to say."

"We know that autistic children experience high levels of bullying. We know that they are seen as a target by predators. We know that many show distress behaviour, and many express a wish to end their own lives."

"We know there is likely to be an autistic child in every classroom, from the most recent research into numbers of autistic individuals."

"But no-one knows how to help an autistic child who shows signs of trauma (for example Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder..."

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Professor Tony Attwood explains some of the characteristics of those on the autism spectrum.

[Note: the term `aspergers` has fallen into disrepute although many believe it still has its uses.]

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