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Lockdown seriously affecting the mental health of informal carers, new study finds.

CEDAR's Professor Peter Langdon has been one of a team documenting the mental health of informal carers of children and adults with intellectual disability during the coronavirus pandemic. The research has found that carers of adults and children with intellectual disability were five times more likely to report severe anxiety and between four and ten times more likely to report major depression than parents of children without intellectual disability.


Who's Challenging Who? - unique training project showcased online

A package of resources from a unique training programme co-created and delivered by people with learning disability has been launched today by researchers. The Who’s Challenging Who training course was developed to improve staff attitudes and empathy towards people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is or had previously been labelled as “challenging.”


Parents, researchers and charities join forces to create new resource for parents of children with learning disabilities.

The University of Warwick, Mencap, Cerebra, and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have teamed up with parents of children with learning disabilities to produce a new Parents Guide, launched today in Belfast. The new guide presents hints and tips, backed up by research, for parents to use in their family lives to promote the well-being of their children and to develop positive family relationships.


New research reveals RSC approach to studying Shakespeare improves language skills and helps youngsters find their voice

New research from the University of Warwick shows that using the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) approach to studying Shakespeare can significantly improve student language acquisition and skills – with some schools reporting better SATS and GCSE English scores as a result.


Pioneering study into the support needs of Arabic families of children with autism living in the UK launched

دراسة دعم احتياجات الأسر العربية ذوي الأطفال المُشخصين بالتوحد والذين يعيشون بالمملكة المتحدة.

Researchers from the University of Warwick’s Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) have begun a pioneering study into the support needs of Arabic families of children with autism living in the UK, and are appealing for parent caregivers to share their experiences in a short survey.