Category: For Researchers

  • Co-production of the EPIC programme with children, parents, education and clinical professionals

    Co-production of the EPIC programme with children, parents, education and clinical professionals

    The EPIC programme aims to improve thinking, learning and behaviour in neurodivergent children. EPIC focuses on understanding and supporting thinking difficulties, through psychoeducation and use of strategies. This understanding and support can help improve everyday life for neurodivergent children at home and school. The principles of EPIC such as a transdiagnostic individualised approach were developed…

  • Overcoming Barriers to Co- Production, A Parent Carer Perspective

    Overcoming Barriers to Co- Production, A Parent Carer Perspective

    I love co- production because it is a way of working where everyone around the table has an equal voice. When I talk about co-production, I mean it from a viewpoint of complete equity which includes removing barriers to maximize participation and paying and crediting people for their work. As a carer my most valuable…

  • NDAS22- Through the eyes of a Parent Carer

    NDAS22- Through the eyes of a Parent Carer

    I was invited to speak at Edinburgh University at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar (NDAS22) conference. The conference was wonderful. From start to finish, I was included and made to feel welcome. There was warmth in the room and a buzz of excitement. One of the things that really struck me about the day was…

  • Guidelines for recruitment and conducting co-production with neurodivergent children and adults

    Guidelines for recruitment and conducting co-production with neurodivergent children and adults

    Blog 4 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following…

  • Co-production of research with those with lived experience: an example from an ADHD study

    Co-production of research with those  with lived experience: an example from an ADHD study

    We have been posting about co-production in research over the last few weeks in a series of posts aimed at a researcher audience (‘Insights from Researchers on Co-Production’). We will also shortly have a parallel series of posts from the perspective of a parent of a child with a disability. In our post today, which…

  • Science Communication and Public Engagement for Research about Neurodiversity and Disabilities

    Blog 3 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following…

  • Better not do it at all, than do co-production badly: Trust, Expectations & Payment

    Better not do it at all, than do co-production badly: Trust, Expectations & Payment

    Blog 2 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh.…

  • Evaluation of co-production 

    Blog 1 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician readers. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following…

  • Outputs from our co-production workshop

    The Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar was held in Edinburgh this year. During the event, we held a workshop called Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Many researchers feel unprepared to co-produce research with people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, while still believing in the value of co-production. This workshop aimed to address this…

  • How can researchers encourage teaching professionals to get involved in research?

    How can researchers encourage teaching professionals to get involved in research?

    This blog post is pitched to researchers and how best to encourage teachers and other education professionals to get involved in research. The work described in this post was funded by a Wellcome Trust, University of Edinburgh, Institutional Strategic Support Fund award. Administering interventions through schools is a promising strategy for improving the wellbeing and…