AIR-P Presents: Evaluating the Use of Flexible Seating for Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Children


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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description

In this webinar, Laura will begin by discussing the research to practice gap in autism education, before emphasizing the need to take a collaborative approach when it comes to meeting the needs of autistic young people in school. Laura will then focus on a case example of a research-practice partnership, where researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) worked collaboratively with staff from an inclusive school for children aged 4-11 years, to evaluate the use of flexible seating in classrooms.  



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Laura Crane, PhD

Laura Crane is an Associate Professor at University College London in the UK, where she is currently the interim Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE). Laura’s research focuses on understanding the educational experiences of autistic children and young people (in mainstream and special schools), and identifying evidence-based ways to support pupils, their parents and their educators. Laura is passionate about engaging autistic people and their allies in research - supporting them to identify priorities for research and co-designing research studies that have a positive and practical impact. Laura has won several prizes for this work, including the UK charity Autistica’s Community Engagement Award (2018), the UCL Provost’s Prize for Public Engagement (2018), and a Rising Star Engagement Award from the UK's British Academy (2017). 


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