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7 Habits Than Can Damage a Relationship

By Sonya Blandford, Psychologist Both choice theory and reality therapy were created by Dr William Glasser, a Psychologist.  A chief tenet of choice theory is that, while people are ultimately…

Sibling Influences on Theory of Mind

By Amy Cleator, Provisional Psychologist Theory of Mind (ToM) can be defined as the ability to understand that people (including self and others) have thoughts, beliefs, desires and emotions, which…

Tip Sheet for Teachers: Girls with ASD

By Joshua King, Clinical Psychologist Registrar Autism is characterised by social, sensory processing and communication differences, as well as rigid and repetitive behaviours, and sometimes special interests that engage the…

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

By Dr David Zimmerman, Clinical Psychologist Research suggests that children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) spend more time on video games and computers than their peers (Mazurek et…

Why Some Autistic Children Refuse School

By Professor Tony Attwood There are many aspects of being at school that are challenging and stressful for children and adolescents who have autism. This can lead to school refusal,…

Improving Social Skills Through Drama

By Wesley Turner, Psychologist Though drama has long been viewed as a useful way for individuals to improve their ability to read others’ beliefs and intentions, empirical investigation into drama’s…

The Benefits of Physical Activity on ASD

By Professor Tony Attwood Teenagers who have autism are known to be less physically active than their peers.  They tend to have higher levels of obesity, with lower physical fitness…