Yung-Ting Tsou wins Poster Prize at Dutch National Autisme Congres 2022
Developmental psychologist Yung-Ting Tsou's research is part of the Breaking the Cycle project. This project of the Focus on Emotions lab at Leiden University uses sensor technology to capture children’s social networks and dynamics during school breaks. Congratulations, Yung-Ting, with the wonderful poster!
“Individual differences are crucial to consider when aiming for a welcoming school climate.”
The use of sensor data in the project 'Breaking the Cycle' is a novel and useful approach increasing our understanding of social interactions at playgrounds. The study’s results suggest: Autistic and non-autistic children might have different values when it comes to social networks and loneliness. For those with autism, the number of social contacts may play an important role in feeling connected. 'Individual differences are crucial to consider when aiming for a welcoming school climate.'
Dutch National Autism Congres 2022
Tsou presented her and her colleagues’ research on 'Loneliness in autistic and non-autistic children: Associations with social networks in school' on the annual National Autisme Congres, where Dutch psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, therapists, and the autistic public gather to learn about the newest scientific knowledge on autism. Tsou: 'I think what's great about the program is that it really emphasised neurodiversity and participatory methods, and provides perspectives from different fields.'
2-9 April: Autism week 2022
2 April: World Autism Awareness Day; start of the Dutch Autism Week of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Autisme (NVA). This year's theme is borders.