Affiliation: University of Newcastle
- 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...
- 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...
- Validation of the measure of processes of care for use when there is no Child Development CentreH 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...
- 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...
- Dasl(n)e: the challenge of developing a regional database for autism spectrum disorderH 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...
- Improving early relationships: a randomized, controlled trial of an age-paced parenting newsletterTony 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...
- Wellbeing of new mothersHelen 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...
- Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in pre-school children using two standardised assessment instruments: the ADI-R and the ADOSAnn 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...
- Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disordersSue 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...
- Analysis of compositional data in communication disorders researchLindsay 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...
- Restricted and repetitive behaviours, sensory processing and cognitive style in children with autism spectrum disordersYu 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...
- A controlled trial of a training course for parents of children with suspected autism spectrum disorderHelen 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...
- Early developmental regression in autism spectrum disorder: evidence from an international multiplex sampleJeremy 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...
- Evidence for ASD recurrence rates and reproductive stoppage from large UK ASD research family databasesClaire L Wood
Department of Child Health, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Autism Res 8:73-81. 2015..This study shows strong evidence that ASD is associated with reproductive stoppage. These data have important implications for family planning and genetic counseling...
- Group therapy for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorderHelen McConachie
Newcastle University, UK
Autism 18:723-32. 2014..To investigate the acceptability and feasibility of adapted group therapy for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder in a pilot randomised controlled trial...
- Reducing specific phobia/fear in young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) through a virtual reality environment interventionMorag 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...
- 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...
- The reliability and validity of the Social Responsiveness Scale in a UK general child populationSarah 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...
- The interplay between sensory processing abnormalities, intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety and restricted and repetitive behaviours in autism spectrum disorderSarah Wigham
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
J Autism Dev Disord 45:943-52. 2015..Our findings indicate different mechanisms may underpin repetitive motor and insistence on sameness RRBs, which can inform treatment interventions. ..
- Anxiety and repetitive behaviours in autism spectrum disorders and williams syndrome: a cross-syndrome comparisonJacqui 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...
- Parent implemented early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic reviewHelen 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...
- Use of the questionnaire on resources and stress (QRS-F) with parents of young children with autismEmma 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...
- Pilot trial of an age-paced parenting newsletterBrigid 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...
- Survey of behaviour problems in children with neuromuscular diseasesJoanne 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...
- Study protocol: longitudinal study of the transition of young people with complex health needs from child to adult health servicesAllan 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...
- Systematic review of the properties of tools used to measure outcomes in anxiety intervention studies for children with autism spectrum disordersSarah 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...
- Emotional and behavioural problems in children with autism spectrum disorderMorag 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...
- Difficulties for mothers in using an early intervention service for children with cerebral palsy in BangladeshH 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...
- Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangementsPeter 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...
- Repetitive behaviour and play in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disordersEmma 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...
- One-year change in repetitive behaviours in young children with communication disorders including autismEmma 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...
- Analysis of mother-infant interaction in infants with down syndrome and typically developing infantsVicky 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...
- 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 2001Tony Charman
Autism 7:217-25. 2003
- Appropriate research design in evaluating interventions for children with disabilitiesHelen McConachie
Child Care Health Dev 28:195-7. 2002
- Repetitive behaviours in typically developing 2-year-oldsSusan 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...