Helen McConachie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Reducing Specific Phobia/Fear in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) through a Virtual Reality Environment Intervention
    Morag Maskey
    Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e100374. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Parent-mediated early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
    Inalegwu P Oono
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009774. 2013
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Reducing Specific Phobia/Fear in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) through a Virtual Reality Environment Intervention
    Morag Maskey
    Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e100374. 2014
    ..Treatment effects were maintained at 12 months. These results provide evidence that CBT with VRE can be a highly effective treatment for specific phobia/fear for some young people with ASD...
  9. doi request reprint Parent-mediated early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
    Inalegwu P Oono
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009774. 2013
    ..This review updates a Cochrane review first published in 2002 but is based on a new protocol...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Systematic review of the properties of tools used to measure outcomes in anxiety intervention studies for children with autism spectrum disorders
    Sarah Wigham
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e85268. 2014
    ..However, to date, the variety of outcome measurement tools being used, and lack of knowledge about the measurement properties of some, compromise conclusions regarding the most effective interventions...
  14. pmc Study protocol: longitudinal study of the transition of young people with complex health needs from child to adult health services
    Allan F Colver
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:675. 2013
    ..This study aims to identify the features of transitional care that are potentially effective and efficient for young people with complex health needs making their transition...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
  22. ncbi request reprint Mothers, fathers and their children's health
    Paul Ramchandani
    Child Care Health Dev 31:5-6. 2005
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...