Category Archives: Research Reports

Theory of Mind and Social Decision Making (MA Neuropsychology Research)

Jessica Ringshaw My study was on Theory of Mind (ToM) and moral decision-making in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therefore, I focused on specific social difficulties that ASD children may have, and I investigated ToM as a potential underlying mechanism. ToM … Continue reading

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UCT Autism ACSEPT featured in Mindstretch Preschool newsletter

UCT Autism ACSEPT (previously UCT Autism Research) recently featured in the newsletter for Mindstretch Preschool. We are very grateful for all their support over the last two years!

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Recent Publication: Neurocognitive considerations when assessing Theory of Mind in Autism Spectrum Disorder

UCT Autism ACSEPT recently published an article in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health where we shared our insights on testing Theory of Mind in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This article highlighted the need to consider other cognitive abilities during … Continue reading

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The benefits and setbacks of research: Why we need more research from low and middle income countries

This article first appeared in the Fall edition of the International Society for Autism Research’s newsletter.   Autism research in the Global South (countries outside of North America and Europe, that is) faces many daunting obstacles, including the lack of … Continue reading

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Feedback from the 16th Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes International Research Symposium

by Katie Hamilton  On the 12th and 13th of September I was privileged to attend the 16th Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes International Research Symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. This conference brought together international researchers … Continue reading

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