Emotions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

There are a few products on the market designed to help a child with Aspergers or Autism with emotions. The CAT kit developed by Dr Tony Attwood is designed to enable a child to recognise their own emotions and to gain control their emotions and behaviour.

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the University of Cambridge has developed a program called Mind Reading, which is available as a DVD or CD-ROM, or as an audio book. He explains his research that led to the development of Mind Reading here.

We’d love to hear from you if you have a review of either of these products. You can comment at the bottom of the page or email kidsplorers@gmail.com.



Brain Science of Aspergers and Autism: Introduction

A friend recently asked me what happens in the brain of someone with Aspergers or Autism. There are many studies that have been undertaken by neuroscientists to discover the causes and brain functions that characterise Aspergers.

It has been discovered that it affects not just one area of the brain, but there are various areas that contribute to the features and cognitive functions of Aspergers and Autism. Read more of this post

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen’s AQ Test

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen is a leading Autism researcher at Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. He is a psychologist and has been researching Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 25 years. Together with his colleagues at the ARC he has developed the AQ or Autism-Spectrum Quotient test, which tests for Autistic or Aspergers traits in adults. Although if provides a reliable indication, as with any self-diagnosis it is only an indication, so please consult your healthcare professional for futher information or a formal diagnosis. The test can be found here.