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Applied Academic Research

Applying the perma model McDonnell and Gayson

'A Positive Wellbeing Approach to Behaviours of Concern: Applying the PERMA Model'

-Charlotte Gayson and Andy McDonnell

social comparison, self-esteem and depressionin people with intellectual disabilities Dagnan and Sandhu

'Social Comparison, Self Esteem and Depression in People with Intellectual Disabilities'

-Dave Dagnan and S. Sandhu

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'On Some Recent Claims for the Efficacy of Cognitive Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities'

- Peter Sturmey 

ptsd in older adults joan m. cook

'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Older Adults'

- Joan M. Cook

the effects of staff training on confidence Mcdonnell

'The Effects of Staff Training on Confidence and Challenging Behaviour in Services for People with ASD'

- Andrew McDonnell et al. 

Linking stigma to psychological distress Dagnan and Waring

'Linking Stigma to Psychological Distress'

- Dave Dagnan and Martina Waring

Training Resources

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'Crisis Responses to Aggressive Behaviours' 

- David Walker and Amy Gould


Lived Experience of Restraint - Children in Schools

This short video contains the real lived experience of a young person who has witnessed and been a victim of restraint in a school setting. Listening to the voices of people who have experienced restraint and seclusion is a key part of the change process. At Studio 3, we do not believe in using restrictive practices of any kind.

Overcoming Self-Harm

This is an educational video performed by an actor based on the real lived experiences of individuals Studio 3 has supported through self-injurious behaviour.


Content warning for graphic descriptions of self-harm, suicide and fake blood. Educational purposes only. Viewer discretion advised.

What is a flow state?

Dr. Damian Milton is a sociologist and social psychologist who specialises in autism research and an autism rights advocate. Here he discusses 'flow states', and how they can alleviate stress in individuals.

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