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Help researchers at the University of Birmingham develop a new strategy for preventing children’s difficulties with changes to routines or expectations
A new study by Dr Kate Woodcock and her research team at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham aims to develop a new strategy that we hope will prevent the development of some of the difficulties that children can experience with changes to their routines or expectations.
We are interested in working with families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are aged between 12-16 years. And families of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome who are aged between 5 and 12 years.

The research involves taking part in interviews and group discussions with researchers, in person at the University or remotely via webinar, and testing the strategy we develop together.
By the end of the study we hope to have developed the strategy so that in a future study it can be tested to evaluate whether it is effective or not.
A short video explaining the study is available at the following link:

If you might be interested in taking part, please get in touch with either Siobhán Blackwell on +44 (0) 121 414 3335 or at, or Dr Kate Woodcock on +44 (0) 121 414 6036 or at Or in writing at School of Psychology, 52 Pritchatts Road, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.