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  1. I think if you started on about what age they were when they could build a tower of six bricks and when they attained object permanence, when they passed a brick from one hand to the other etc the relative might look at you blankly and anyway I can't remember that stuff off hand. Smiling usually happens in first six weeks so my feeling is that new parents would be too exhausted to notice exact date so don't usually bother with it - usually ask if baby played with parent, shared pointing, cuddled if I'm worried about social communication deficits. The talking and walking thing can be expanded eg. when first word, when sentences, stopped talking? when sit, when crawl, when stand, when walk etc. Maybe you're right in that you might want to ask about seeing and hearing specifically and there are milestones for that but I think you could cover that by asking whether they can see or hear and whether there have been any problems with their seeing or hearing. However, if you asked about when a child walked and they said '1 year' and intimated there were no problems with it would you really go on and ask about each stage? If the child can't walk or learnt to walk late, then you might go back and go into detail. I would pick walking and first word as screening because most carers can remember them. But I may well be wrong. Any help from CAMHS gurus?
  2. Dear RedDragon Sorry can't give you references. This is what I ask: pregnancy - any problems; birth - any problems; when did they walk; when did they talk; Anything they did later than other kids/cousins/kids in play group? Clumsy? Play normally? Have friends? Particular interests?(ASD screening) Very active? problems listening? problems finishing?(ADHD screening) Trouble at school? Why? (LD/ASD/ADHD) Special schooling? Educational psychologists? (LD) Particular problems with certain subjects? (specific learning difficulties) Educational attainment? At some point would ask if any illnesses/trauma/any point at which normal development ceased/changed. Physical health problems early in life? (syndromes and hearing loss NB as can be related to dyslexia even if temporary) Anyone else in the family have problems?(genetic problems) In general, I would modify what I screen for according to what they say earlier on. That would take me more than ten minutes so I guess would be enough. Bear in mind I am no developmental psychiatrist and this is off the top of my head. Good luck.
  3. Hi all Sorry to bother you about what may seem a daft question, but I am about to enter my first study group, having previously been a bit of a lone wolf when it comes to studying. I therefore don't have a clue what you're meant to do in study groups or how to maximise their utility. Any tips? Thanks
  4. 1. Cohesiveness and universality 2. Fight-flight and pairing 3. Free-floating discussion and interpretation
  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is worried about the masterpass book. It is hideous and having studied doesn't seem to have improved my scores at all.
  6. If you've got lots of time, What Works for Whom is the best. If not, revision notes from one of the courses or review articles from APT.
  7. Review in BJPsych says risk of scz in velocardiofacial syndrome is around 24%.
  8. Hi ultimate11 I'm using among other things, the college seminar series - for genetics and neuroscience these are available free on the college website. There is also a psychotherapies one but you need to pay for this - or get it via 'my ilibrary' (available on Athens if you work in the South West). Their disadvantage is they are very wordily written so you have to use them to make your own summary notes. The APT (the red journal) is good for review articles on the psychotherapies - CAT, DBT and stuff. Hope this helps. Will write again if I think of anything else. Good luck.
  9. Not sure I agree - superego formed during resolution of the oedipal phase (ie. phallic) when child acknowledges that he cannot win against Dad and identifies with him.
  10. To clarify answer to question 1 further: immediate memory isn't really a technical category of memory - this is a distractor
  11. Answer to your first question: working memory - relies on keeping information 'online' for long enough to answer your question. Answer to your second question: dejas vu - feeling of familiarity 'Ah I've seen this before' literally
  12. Hi - in London the venue is Fulham Town Hall.
  13. Chris you may have a point about courses being an inappropriate use of funds and I have passed post-graduate exams before without them. I could rationalize my decision to attend a course in various ways but really its just that if I don't do everything in my power to try pass this thing I'll be furious with myself and that's the bottom line.
  14. Hi all. I'm hoping to write Paper I in November. Unfortunately, I'm already on a course (research methods) over the time the Manchester and Birmingham courses are on. The ones I can find that are on a date when I can make are the Cambridge crash course, SPM, and Superego. Which is the best for Paper I? Any input gratefully received.
  15. The only problem with the onexamination stuff is that it is suspiciously easy. I don't think it represents the exam standard.