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9:00 AM

Lecture Theatre: JSDP Winner - Dr Kaichi Yanaoka

9:30 AM

Lecture Theatre: Developmental Distinguished Contribution Winner - Professor Julie Dockrell

10:20 AM


10:40 AM

What do children read as they transition into and through adolescence? Insights from CYP-LEX, a new large-scale lexicon of books for Children and Young People

Making the executive 'function' via integration with early years mathematics: Theoretical and analytical considerations

Getting the gist: A pragmatic explanation of apparent teleological preferences

Reading feelings: Associations between reading, empathy, and Theory of Mind in children aged 8-9 years

Providing choice enhances reading enjoyment and motivation.

Thinking inside the box? Distinct developmental trajectories for working memory updating and manipulation in a new rotating grid task.

A cross-cultural study of children’s graphic representations of male- and female-dominated occupations

Tracking the longitudinal trajectory of Theory of Mind and other metacognitive skills: Evidence of a gateway effect of Theory of Mind

Alphabetic but not syllabic symbol-sound paradigms predict reading in multilingual children and adults in Malaysia.

Working memory training improves children's syntactic ability but not vice versa: A randomized control trial

Emotionality, aesthetics and Judeo-Christian theology in children's drawings of God

"Theory of mind" and spoken narrative skills in autistic and non-autistic adolescents"

Do the pictorial and tactile features of ‘first words’ books affect infants’ word learning? (Lightning Talk)

Effects of age and schooling on children's executive functions, self-regulation and socio-emotional development when starting school

The role of children's reasoning about group-based social hierarchies in the development of competence stereotypes

Lying to the like-minded: is it easier to spot deception in someone of the same neurotype?

It's not what you read but how you read it: Auditory dominance affects children's understanding of stories. (Lightning Talk)

Explicit knowledge without behavioural mastery? Explanations outstrip behaviour in young children's performance on physical and digital problem-solving tasks

Mind Wandering in School-aged Children and Its Relation with Executive Functions and Metacognitive Monitoring (Lightning Talk)

12:20 PM


1:00 PM

Posters, Coffee & Desert (see Posters page for more details)

2:00 PM

Walking and Falling: Using Robot Simulations to Model the Role of Errors in Infant Walking

Social desirability judgments based on conversational style in neurotypical adults and children, and autistic children: No evidence that autistic children have different conversational preferences.


Co-designed Research to Enhance the Educational Experiences of Neurodivergent Students

Chair: Katie Cebula


Development and feasibility assessment of ‘researcher-led’ and ‘self-delivery with support’ versions of the EPIC Programme with neurodivergent children, their parents and teachers

Sinead Rhodes

The Neurodiversity Alliance: Co-Design of Peer Support for Neurodivergent Young People in Mainstream Secondary Schools

Katie Cebula

My Emotions and Me: A qualitative investigation of similarities and differences in the accounts of emotional experiences given by adolescents with a diagnosis of ADHD and autism

Georgia Pavlopoulou

Factors Contributing to Cognitive Function in Urban-dwelling Older Adults in Sri Lanka

Feasibility of a new parent-toddler programme to Support Toddlers with a family history of autism/ADHD to develop strong Attention, Regulation and Thinking skills (START)

A meeting of minds: is mentalizing absent in autism or dependent upon like-mindedness?

Executive Functioning in XXY: Impacts on Education and Employment

Exploring Infants' Gestures and Language Development: The Role of Deictic and Ostensive Gestures (Lightning Talk)

Is it harder to understand the mind of the opposite sex?

Cementing the progression journey for autistic students when starting university: Support professionals’ insights and experiences.

Can young children block out irrelevant acoustic noise? (Lightning Talk)

Where do children and adults look when watching videos with same-language subtitles? (Lightning Talk)

Discussing the rationale and providing updates on a research project aimed at developing university guidance for students with vision impairment in Higher Education (Lightning Talk)

3:20 PM


3:50 PM

Lecture Theatre: Margaret Donaldson Award Talk - Dr Charlotte Tye

4:20 PM

Lecture Theatre: Joint International Keynote - Tamar Kushnir

5:20 PM

Cognitive AGM

Developmental AGM

7:00 PM

Conference Social