Research student, School of Psychology
My research investigates the reading comprehension abilities of children with ADHD and ASD to discover whether the children have specific difficulties in reading comprehension compared to other reading skills, and if this is related to social cognition.
Year 2 Practical Assistant (2014) - this involved meeting different groups of students that were working on a language practical, and supporting them as they completed their practical reports.
Research topics and related papers
I am interested in researching the overlap between ASD and ADHD in childhood. Children with ASD and ADHD sometimes seem to have specific difficulties with reading comprehension that cannot be fully explained by other reading and language difficulties. My research focuses on whether the social difficulties experienced by children with ASD and ADHD result in impaired reading comprehension skills. I will also be finding out if age affects the relationship between social skills and reading comprehension.
Cardiff University School of Psychology PhD studentship