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'Wellbeing, COVID-19 & Worries of German CYP' - In Conversation Dr. Tanya Poulain & Dr. Mandy Vogel
The second in our JCPP Advances podcast series that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication is with Dr. Tanya Poulain and Dr. Mandy Vogel of Leipzig University Hospital for Children & Adolescents. Tanya and Mandy discuss their paper 'Well‐being and COVID‐19‐related worries of German children and adolescents: A longitudinal study from pre‐COVID to the end of lockdown in Spring 2020', and the wider implications that the pandemic has had on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
'Relative Age and Specific Learning Disorder Diagnosis' - In Conversation with Dr. Bianca Arrhenius
With the launch of our third journal, JCPP Advances, we're bringing you a series of podcast that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication. In this podcast we speak to Dr. Bianca Arrhenius, medical doctor from Helsinki, Finland, and PhD student at the University of Turku, who is lead author on the paper 'Relative Age and Specific Learning Disorder Diagnosis'.
Bianca summarises the paper and methodology, the implications of the findings for professionals working in education and in child mental health, and highlights that knowledge of the topic is crucial for educational policymaking.
Bianca also discusses whether immature children should start school later than their relatively older peers, whether the school age be should be raised, and the implications of your findings for children and their families.
'Tics, and Tic Disorders; the sudden onsets and influences of the pandemic' - Dr. Tammy Hedderly
We are proud to bring you the third podcast in our series that focuses on Tourettes Syndrome. Dr. Seonaid Anderson will be talking to leading players in the field, rising stars of research, clinicians, and experts by experience. In this podcast we speak to Dr. Tammy Hedderly, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist established and leads the Tics and Neurodevelopmental Movement Service or 'TANDeM service' at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Tammy gives an overview tics, tic disorders and Tourette syndrome are, and the work of the TANDem service. The conversation moves to findings in Tammy's recent paper, in particular, three groups are identified. Firstly, some people, who have tics and tic disorders already, are experiencing an increase in the intensity and frequency since the pandemic started. Secondly, people who may have had very mild tics but because of the situation of the pandemic, potentially led them to meet a threshold for diagnosis for a tic disorder. And finally, a group of adolescent females where it seems almost like a complete and sudden onset in these adolescents.
Tammy also offers advice, for both parents and clinicians, as to the type of questions to ask, how to manage tics, and the difference this could make.
'ADHD and the implications of a lack of awareness within primary care' - In Conversation with Blandine French
In this podcast we speak to Blandine French, ESRC DTC PhD student at The Institute of Mental Health Nottingham, looking into the awareness of ADHD in primary care. Blandine was also nominated for the 2020 ACAMH Awards Trainee of the Year.In this fascinating interview Blandine discusses her research on understanding GPs awareness of developmental disorders, such as ADHD, and what the implications are of a lack of awareness within primary care, and its implications for young people and their families.Blandine, who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, talks about why early diagnosis and intervention are so important for children and young people with developmental disorders, and the implications if it is not recognised, plus the positives support when it all goes well.Bladine explains about a free psycho-education online tool she has developed for understanding ADHD and the role of the GP in the diagnosis pathway.
The importance of translating research into practice - In Conversation with Professor Mark Dadds
We are delighted to have had the opportunity to speak to clinical psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, Director of the Child Behaviour Research Clinic at the University of Sydney, and winner of the 2020 ACAMH Eric Taylor Translation or Research into Practice Award. It is the translation of research into practice that forms the main part of this interview. Mark discusses some of the intervention programmes that you've developed, many of these are world first. He details a theory driven intervention for children with callous unemotional traits, as well as school based early interventions and also family based programmes to tackle child anxiety. We also discover how he developed a range of assessment devices used globally for routine clinical and research practice such as the Griffith Empathy Measure.We learn that a significant part of Mark's work is understanding inter-parental processes whereby parental systems work together to maximise the child outcomes. Plus he explains how his research and clinical work tries to map human interpersonal processes, such as love and empathy, cooperation and coercion in order to build more effective treatments for children.
'Early years childcare - social exclusion, marketisation, and policy' Professor Eva Lloyd OBE
In this podcast we talk to Professor Eva Lloyd OBE, Professor of Early Childhood in the School of Education and Communities at UEL. Eva is also Director of The International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (ICMEC).
Eva discusses social exclusion and child poverty, what looks and feels like for those who are in it. Why early years provision is treated so differently than to later educational provision in the UK. Eva looks at the history of early years childcare, Sure Start, the marketisation of childcare, and the impact children growing up with disadvantages.
Plus Eva looks opening up the debate and influencing policy in relation to childcare, and how the pandemic is impacting on early years childcare.
I’d just like to add our son was diagnosed at the centre for FASD in Ipswich, England. With Dr Cassie Jackson. There is a huge wait for the Surrey clinic which delays a much needed diagnosis, ours has helped our son so much, he is 8.