At Blue Sky Autism we believe strongly in using the latest evidence based approaches and techniques to support our therapy programmes. We are 100 percent committed to building our expertise and our service in order to continue to provide the best possible therapeutic intervention and support to the amazing children that we work with.

We undertake a number of small scale research projects each year focusing both the efficacy and outcomes of our therapy programmes and the experiences of parents and the wider family.



Parent Experience of Autism Services: Scotland (2015-2017)

We undertook 2 surveys with our client groups (2015 and 2017) to look at parent experience of early autism services across Scotland.

Our results can be found here:

Other Projects: 2016-2019

Our key research from 2016-2019 projects included:

1.“In what ways do experiences of parents of preschool children who have a diagnosis of Autism vary between Central Scotland and Massachusetts?” Ruth Glynne-Owen; Doctoral Thesis; University of Edinburgh, Moray House.

This was comparative case study using parental interview data and policy analysis to look at parent experiences with diagnosis, services and autism professionals and how these experiences differ across MA and Central Scotland. The focus of this thesis is discourse analysis and Ruth is looking specifically at the differences in policy discourse across the two cases and the impact the differences in experiences may have on parental perspectives of autism and aspirations for children.

You can download this thesis here

2. “Experiences and Outcomes for Children Accessing Low Intensity Nursery Group Programmes.” Blue Sky Therapy Team

Blue Sky Autism specific project.

We undertook a small scale evaluation of  data in relation to children who are accessing low level intensity programmes through our nursery group option. We are focussing primarily on the development of verbal communication using a PRT approach. We will also be looking at gains in other areas using the Vineland and GARS assessments at baseline and after 6 months.