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Research Project into Number Development in children with ASDs

Published: Sunday, 7th August 2016


Research Project into Number Development in children with ASDs

Kingston University is looking for boys and girls between 4 and 8 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in a new study focusing on number development. As yet it is still unclear what causes the number strengths and difficulties in children with ASD, so the study is aiming to find out how the correct assistance can be put in place for children with ASD.

Taking part in the study would involve a one-off visit by a researcher to your home or one visit from you and your child to the university (whichever is easiest for you) at a time convenient to you and your child. The visit will take about 1.5 hours including breaks and during this time your child will be playing a number of short games either on a computer or pen and paper tasks.

Your child’s data will remain anonymous and they are happy to write a report about your child’s performance. All researchers have a clean DBS (formerly CRB) check and have experience in working with children with ASD.

If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please email one of the researchers below:




The project is led by Dr Jo Van Herwegen, Associate professor in Child development, Kingston University London