Parents: how do healthcare professionals communicate with your child?

HOME PAGE Forums Autism Research Parents: how do healthcare professionals communicate with your child?

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 2 years, 8 months ago.

  • Author
  • #4561


    Hi everyone – my name is Anna Westaway and I am studying for a MA in Autism Spectrum at Sheffield Hallam University.I am writing a dissertation study on parents’ experiences of how healthcare professionals communicate with children with autism.  I’m interested in what healthcare appointments are like for your child (easy/stressful/frightening) and whether the professionals’ communication and interaction affects how your child feels.  The study has been approved by Sheffield Hallam University’s ethics committee.  I would like to invite families to take part who live in the UK and have one or more child with a diagnosis of autism, aged up to 16.  If you would be willing to complete a questionnaire about your experiences – good or bad – I would love to hear from you.  I estimate that the questionnaire should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.  You can contact me on if you would like to know more or take part – please feel free to ask me any questions and I would be delighted to hear from you.

  • #5674


    Thanks so much to all who have been in touch so far – your information is really helpful.  The questionnaire is now also available as a Google online survey here: I hope very much to hear from you!Anna

  • #5675


    Autism is a case of neuro developmental disorder affecting child’s cognitive functions that can be in the form of both verbal(speech), or nonverbal(understanding)impairments. A certain behavioral pattern that hints at a child’s possibility of being autistic can be diagnosed. Autism care and services are provided to the patient according to the variable spectrum conditions. Parent should take proper measures to make sure that this shouldn't transgress to severity.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.