Evaluating a picture-based computerised assessment and training paradigm for cognitive behaviour therapy skills in adults with intellectual disabilities

This UEA PhD study involved recruitment of patients with intellectual disabilities (IDs) from NCHC. The study looked to see if a training programme can improve the ability of ID patients to link events and emotions in order to undertake Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).   The findings suggest that computerised training led to a significant improvement in some aspects of cognitive mediation for people with IDs and there is potential for computerised training to be used as a “primer” for CBT with people with IDs to improve engagement and outcomes. 
Publications resulting from this study can be found at the following links: Behaviour Research and Therapy, August 2015 and Behaviour Research and Therapy, January 2016