PREDICTORS (Parent Resources for Decreasing the Incidence of Change Triggered Temper Outbursts)
Outline of the research
‘PREDICTORS’ which stands for Parents Resources for Decreasing the Incidence of Change Triggered Temper Outbursts, is a study which aims to refine web-based training packages for caregivers of children (aged 7-16 years old) who show frequent temper outbursts following changes to their routines and plans. It is hoped that the training packages will teach caregivers how to apply strategies that will help reduce the number of temper outbursts that the children show following changes, as well as making any outbursts they do show less severe.
Participants will keep a diary on their child’s temper outbursts for a 6 month period accessed using a smart phone. The diary will take between 2-5 minutes to complete each time. After this 6 month period they will then be asked to take part in web-based/accessed training for approximately 1 month which will include sessions to study once or twice per week as well as exercises to practice in between sessions. After the training is complete parents will then be asked to implement the strategies they have learnt in the 6 months that follow.
Dr Kate Woodcock (Principal investigator and director of the study) is a lecturer in Atypical Development at the School of Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast
Prof. Chris Oliver (Prof. of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Birmingham University
Dr Katerina Dounavi is a lecturer in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast
Prof. Jane Barlow is Prof. of Public Health in the Early Years and Director of the Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit, University of Warwick
Dr Leah Bull, The Celebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Birmingham University
Dr Clare McGeady is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast and is the PREDICTORS study coordinator.
Dr Kate Woodcock firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 028 9097 4886
Dr Clare McGeady email@example.com Tel: 028 9097 4623
Website and social media
You tube links to recruitment videos:
- Participation in full study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJJtnLkLOc
- Participation in Focus groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQiTXsu08HI