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Interview with Heather Moran: autism and attachment

Heather Moran is a Consultant Child Clinical Psychologist at CAMHS Coventry, in the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. Heather is the author of 'The Coventry Grid,' a grid which differentiates between the behaviour patterns of autism and attachment problems. 

Heather kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Professional Conference in Harrogate in March this year. We asked Heather a series of questions; you can view the full interview or clips of the individual question clips below. 

Full interview:

Individual question clips: 

1. Can you tell us about your background and how you came into this field of research?

2. Can you tell us a little about ‘attachment problems’?

3. Can you tell us more about the Coventry Grid?

4. What are the main differences between a child with ASD and a child with attachment problems?

5. How can diagnosis be improved to more accurately diagnose between autism and attachment problems?

Author: Heather Moran 

Date added: July 2015

Reviewed: June 2018