Reference numberMS/930
TitleSome professional papers on autism and dyslexia research of Uta Frith
CreatorFrith; Uta (1941 - )
DescriptionPapers fall into three main categories:
Notes and correspondence regarding Uta Frith's publications: manuscript notes for 'History of Ideas: Autism', correspondene regarding a paper written on 18th century Scottish cases of autism

Papers and press cuttings collected by Frith, mostly popular press coverage with a few acadmic article reprints. Articles concern autism, dyslexia, disability and child development and research being carried out in these areas. Some of the articles mention Uta Frith's own work or quote/reference her, some do not. These are not papers or articles written by Frith

Notes on studies and designs for experiments. Most notes relate to work conducted by Frith with autistic individuals, concerning: language acquisition and use, social skills, mental imagery and idea of the self, intelligence in autistic children, recognition memory, pattern recognition, spatial orientation, intutition, obsessive compulsive phenomena. Also notes on a dyslexia study.

Collection also includes an academic dress hood worn by Uta Frith FRS when awarded her honorary doctorate of science by University of Lincoln, 10 September 2018 at Lincoln Cathedral. Red cotton hood with blue piping. Accompanied by ticket recording name, date and university.
Extent1 box, MS large
Physical descriptionloose papers boxed, plus one item of clothing
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsCollection open as only the dress hood is more recent than 30 years. No sensitive information identifying individuals appears within the papers with the exception of one marked document (this document closed to researchers until 2068, assuming a 100 year lifespan from date of document for data protection).
Related materialPhotographs and introduction text from the ceremony at which Uta Frith was awarded her honorary doctorate in science from the University of Lincoln can be found in Uta Frith's digital personal information file (PIF) along with other biographical information.
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