By Wojciech Nadachowski
In 2013 OTARC began to provide our research findings in a variety of formats, in addition to publications in peer reviewed journals. This has included our new show ‘Inside the Lab’, where we feature audio recordings of presentations and one-on-one interviews.
We have had great response from the public confirming the community’s need for more information. After Apple featured OTARC’s iTunes U playlist in September, we have had 36,000 downloads in 6 months. This figure has exceeded our expectations and we will continue to add to our playlist in 2014. If you have not had the chance to listen to our podcasts or seen the videos, you can access them via iTunes U or You Tube playlists.
Two published staff papers were the most widely downloaded in their journals for 2013. These were:
- • Vivanti, G, Barbaro, J, Hudry, K, Dissanayake, C, Prior, M. ‘Intellectual development in Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Insights from Longitudinal Studies’ in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
- Barbaro, J., & Dissanayake, C. ‘Early markers of Autism Spectrum Disorders in infants and toddlers prospectively identified in the Social Attention and Communication Study (SACS)’, in Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice.
In addition, ‘Bound Together: Research Shows that children with Autism are attached to their parents’, a blog post written for Open Forum by Dr Nancy Sadka was in the top ten stories for the year.