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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Information and resources explaining how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect young people, including;

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder - some of the core features of ASD
  • Living with a child with ASD - strengths and difficulties
  • Understanding and supporting emotional regulation, including management of melt downs.

Understanding ASD and emotional regulation

In this section you will find a series of short videos created by the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Royal Derby Hospital explaining more about how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect young people, including:
 

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder - some of the core features of ASD
  • Living with a child with ASD - strengths and difficulties
  • Understanding and supporting emotional regulation, including management of melt downs.
     

Each of the videos contains evidenced based and up to date information regarding what we know about ASD and the impact it has on children, their development and their families. It is also based on our knowledge and experience of working in partnership with parents over many years – we hope that you will find this a valuable resource that you can go back to over and over again.  

If you haven’t accessed these videos before we would recommend that you watch them in order (although not necessarily in one go and they can be accessed at any time). If you have seen them before you might just want to revisit particular topics.

 



View the full index of video chapters (opens in new window) >


Further information on ASD and SEN (both locally and nationally) is available from the following websites;
 


Downloadable resources

Feeding difficulties associated with ASD

The following set of videos cover the topic of feeding issues for children and young people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and includes Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

Understanding what factors contribute to these difficulties and strategies for both parents and young people are discussed.

Several of the main resources mentioned in the videos are attached as PDF documents to download below. We hope you find these videos informative and helpful.



View the full index of feeding difficulty videos (opens in new window) >


Downloadable resources

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)