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What is an Intellectual Disability?

Intellectual Disability (ID; also referred to as Learning Disability or Learning Difficulties) is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and adaptive skills, including communication, social and self...

Those looking into what assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) involves and anyone working or researching in this field are likely to come across people referring to ‘the ADOS’. This is an acronym that is short for ‘Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule’, which...

I thought I’d write this post as I often see families of children and young people coming for an autism assessment who may not have any idea what to expect. I realise that this can make it seem much scarier and it also makes it harder for parents and carers to prepare...

I was recently asked what a psychologist working in a paediatric setting does and what their job is like on a day to day basis, so I thought I’d share my experiences of working in paediatric psychology.


Firstly, paediatrics is a branch of medicine specialising in the c...


I had a recent experience with a patient who I’d been seeing individually for some months for psychological therapy where we said our goodbyes and she gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I was really touched by this relatively simple gesture and it seemed to be par...

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