Emma is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Warwick (www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar). Her previous research has focused on the experiences of family members of children with learning difficulties, in particular autism spectrum disorders. Emma is currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to work on a large-scale quantitative study following 1,000 families of children with intellectual disabilities over a five year period. Her work looks closely at family systems, exploring how the psychological well-being of different family members may be related or dependent on others’ well-being. She is also interested in the adjustment of fathers and the behaviour and emotional welfare of siblings.
The internet is now a major source of information and advice and a significant proportion of parents who have just received a diagnosis of autism for their child will visit websites looking for information. But how far is the quality of that information assured?
Here, Emma Langley looks at an evaluation of autism related website which set out to answer that question.[read the full story...]
Emma Langley looks at a systematic review of the effectiveness of the use of opioid antagonist medication in attenuating core symptoms of autism spectrum conditions in children[read the full story...]
People with learning disabiilties can have complex health needs which require monitoring and management. This can be challenging for their supporters, who may lack the knowledge necessary.
Here, in her debut blog, Emma Langley looks at a study which explored some of the challenges faced by paid and family carers in monitoring health in the context of the complexities of inter agency working between the health and social sectors.[read the full story...]