Bright Sparks Science Festival

The ChaT Lab attended the fantastic Bright Sparks Science Festival in Brighton this year and ran an exhibition about using technology to support the learning of linguistics. For those who live locally, this is a really great event to go to with your children. It is all run by volunteers, and they have so many... Continue Reading →

The Toy Fair 2018

As a new researcher, I have to say I have had a somewhat rose tinted beginning to my PhD. I've had a few hurdles and set backs, yes, but I definitely believe the bulk of the hard stuff is still to come. Instead, during the early part of this year, I have been lucky enough... Continue Reading →

Snack Writing: Benefits and Barriers

Welcome to 2018 and Happy New Year! Some of you may be back into the full swing of work, if so, good effort. Some of you may be slowly returning or battling through days with minimum motivation. I am certainly the latter. It's a difficult time of year to remain engaged and motivated, particularly in... Continue Reading →

First Month: PhDebrief

It’s been a couple of months since I started my PhD at the University of Sussex and, as expected, it has been a busy and exciting start. It’s been productive and unproductive, exciting and anxiety provoking, busy and quiet, fun and overwhelming, you get the idea. It’s been a month of two halves. There have... Continue Reading →

Autism Labels part 1. ASC versus ASD

Autism has received many labels over the years; an increase in understanding and changes in diagnostic parameters have guided these changes. The National Autistic Society highlights how our labels follow the terms that are used in diagnosis and can therefore be linked to changes in the most recent diagnostic manual that is used. Interestingly, in... Continue Reading →

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