Helen McConachie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Participation of disabled children: how should it be characterised and measured?
    H McConachie
    University of Newcastle, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, NE1 4LP, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1157-64. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Validation of the measure of processes of care for use when there is no Child Development Centre
    H McConachie
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 29:35-45. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint What services do young children with autism spectrum disorder receive?
    H McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 32:553-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Can a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome be made in very young children with suspected autism spectrum disorder?
    Helen McConachie
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, 1 2 Claremont Terrace, Newcastle, NE2 4AE, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:167-76. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Dasl(n)e: the challenge of developing a regional database for autism spectrum disorder
    H McConachie
    Newcastle University, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:38-41. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Wellbeing of new mothers
    Helen McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
    Community Pract 81:19-22. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Improving early relationships: a randomized, controlled trial of an age-paced parenting newsletter
    Tony Waterston
    Newcastle University, School of Clinical Medical Sciences Child Health, Newcastle, ul
    Pediatrics 123:241-7. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in pre-school children using two standardised assessment instruments: the ADI-R and the ADOS
    Ann Le Couteur
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Child Health, University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:362-72. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Sue Fletcher-Watson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK
    Br J Dev Psychol 30:446-58. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of a training course for parents of children with suspected autism spectrum disorder
    Helen McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    J Pediatr 147:335-40. 2005

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Participation of disabled children: how should it be characterised and measured?
    H McConachie
    University of Newcastle, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, NE1 4LP, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1157-64. 2006
    ..The aim of the paper is to explore the issues involved in measuring children's participation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Validation of the measure of processes of care for use when there is no Child Development Centre
    H McConachie
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 29:35-45. 2003
    ..The Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC; King, Rosenbaum & King 1995) is a postal questionnaire developed in Canada to reflect parents' perceptions of the quality of services received...
  3. ncbi request reprint What services do young children with autism spectrum disorder receive?
    H McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 32:553-7. 2006
    ..In recent years, standards of good practice have been set for services to young children with autism spectrum disorders...
  4. ncbi request reprint Can a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome be made in very young children with suspected autism spectrum disorder?
    Helen McConachie
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, 1 2 Claremont Terrace, Newcastle, NE2 4AE, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:167-76. 2005
    ..Repetitive behaviours seem significant in the early referral of able children for a PDD diagnosis, but identification of children with AS is more likely to occur reliably once children are older and enter school...
  5. doi request reprint Dasl(n)e: the challenge of developing a regional database for autism spectrum disorder
    H McConachie
    Newcastle University, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:38-41. 2009
    ..Data checking has shown the information to be valid and case ascertainment broadly representative. The uses to which the data are being put and the continuing challenges are outlined...
  6. ncbi request reprint Wellbeing of new mothers
    Helen McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
    Community Pract 81:19-22. 2008
    ..Early parenting stress was greater in relatively more educated and older mothers. New motherhood is likely to be stressful, even where mothers do not have postpartum depression, and so a range of supports is required...
  7. doi request reprint Improving early relationships: a randomized, controlled trial of an age-paced parenting newsletter
    Tony Waterston
    Newcastle University, School of Clinical Medical Sciences Child Health, Newcastle, ul
    Pediatrics 123:241-7. 2009
    ..We tested the hypothesis that mothers receiving the newsletter would show less stress and better parenting characteristics than controls...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in pre-school children using two standardised assessment instruments: the ADI-R and the ADOS
    Ann Le Couteur
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Child Health, University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:362-72. 2008
    ..The presence of repetitive behaviours during the ADOS appeared of diagnostic significance...
  9. doi request reprint Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Sue Fletcher-Watson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK
    Br J Dev Psychol 30:446-58. 2012
    ..Our results are interpreted, alongside others' findings, as potentially indicative of a complex relationship between different influences on attention over time...
  10. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of a training course for parents of children with suspected autism spectrum disorder
    Helen McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    J Pediatr 147:335-40. 2005
    ..To evaluate a training course for parents, designed to help them understand autism spectrum disorder and to facilitate social communication with their young child...
  11. doi request reprint Analysis of compositional data in communication disorders research
    Lindsay Pennington
    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Sir James Spence Institute, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
    J Commun Disord 42:18-28. 2009
    ..The technique allows, for the first time, full comparison of entire patterns of multiple communication behaviors, both over time and between clinical groups. The technique will aid both basic and applied communication research...
  12. doi request reprint Restricted and repetitive behaviours, sensory processing and cognitive style in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Yu Han Chen
    Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:635-42. 2009
    ..No such relationship was found with sensory processing abnormalities, which may arise at a more peripheral level of functioning...
  13. doi request reprint Early developmental regression in autism spectrum disorder: evidence from an international multiplex sample
    Jeremy R Parr
    University Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:332-40. 2011
    ..Regression concordance data were not supportive of a separate familial influence on EDR, other than as a part of autism itself...
  14. doi request reprint The reliability and validity of the Social Responsiveness Scale in a UK general child population
    Sarah Wigham
    Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Res Dev Disabil 33:944-50. 2012
    ..The findings suggest the SRS performs in similar ways in UK and USA general population samples of children and can be used without modification in the UK...
  15. doi request reprint Anxiety and repetitive behaviours in autism spectrum disorders and williams syndrome: a cross-syndrome comparison
    Jacqui Rodgers
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, Institute of Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Newcastle University, Ridley Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:175-80. 2012
    ..Understanding the links between repetitive behaviours and anxiety is essential for effective intervention...
  16. ncbi request reprint Survey of behaviour problems in children with neuromuscular diseases
    Joanne Darke
    Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 10:129-34. 2006
    ..Behaviour, social and communication problems are common in children with neuromuscular diseases and Regional Neuromuscular Clinics should consider mental health screening and assessment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pilot trial of an age-paced parenting newsletter
    Brigid Keane
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Community Pract 78:363-5. 2005
    ..This study found that an aged-paced parenting newsletter was an acceptable and useful method of supporting parents in the early months of a child's life and promotes positive changes in parenting behaviour...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of the questionnaire on resources and stress (QRS-F) with parents of young children with autism
    Emma Honey
    University of Newcastle, UK
    Autism 9:246-55. 2005
    ..These analyses lend preliminary support to the convergent validity of the scale. Overall, the data support the use of a total stress score from the 31-item version of the QRS-F in research with parents of young children with autism...
  19. ncbi request reprint Parent implemented early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review
    Helen McConachie
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:120-9. 2007
    ..The potential benefits are increased skills and reduced stress for parents as well as children...
  20. doi request reprint Emotional and behavioural problems in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Morag Maskey
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Sir James Spence Institute, 3rd Floor, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:851-9. 2013
    ..The frequency of co-existing conditions, including such emotional and behavioural problems, in children with ASD has implications for designing appropriate support services for children and families...
  21. ncbi request reprint Difficulties for mothers in using an early intervention service for children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh
    H McConachie
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 27:1-12. 2001
    ..The implications for future service development are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Repetitive behaviours in typically developing 2-year-olds
    Susan Leekam
    Department of Psychology, University of Durham, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:1131-8. 2007
    ..The current study investigated the frequency and factor structure of repetitive behaviours in a large community sample of 2-year-olds...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangements
    Peter Szatmari
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Nat Genet 39:319-28. 2007
    ..Neurexins team with previously implicated neuroligins for glutamatergic synaptogenesis, highlighting glutamate-related genes as promising candidates for contributing to ASDs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Repetitive behaviour and play in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorders
    Emma Honey
    Psychology Department, University of Durham, Science Site, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:1107-15. 2007
    ..However there was also an association between play, repetitive behaviour and language, confirming the international classification systems description of imagination as a component of language and communication difficulties...
  25. ncbi request reprint One-year change in repetitive behaviours in young children with communication disorders including autism
    Emma Honey
    Department of Psychology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1439-50. 2008
    ..ADI-R repetitive behaviour algorithm scores increased over time; however, when all 12 behaviours were considered, there was a general decrease in impact upon the child's and family's activities. Reasons for this decrease are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Analysis of mother-infant interaction in infants with down syndrome and typically developing infants
    Vicky Slonims
    Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Ment Retard 111:273-89. 2006
    ..Their mothers' behaviors did not differ at 8 weeks, but did at 20 weeks. Although the social behaviors of babies with Down syndrome improved over time, qualitative differences remained...
  27. ncbi request reprint Research into early intervention for children with autism and related disorders: methodological and design issues. Report on a workshop funded by the Wellcome Trust, Institute of Child Health, London, UK, November 2001
    Tony Charman
    Autism 7:217-25. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint Appropriate research design in evaluating interventions for children with disabilities
    Helen McConachie
    Child Care Health Dev 28:195-7. 2002