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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course Leader: Dr Melissa Allen

Thursday 09 December 2010, 1000-1600
Conference Centre, Lancaster University

This seminar focuses on translating the latest research into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into practice. The presentations will explore the language and information processing skills of children with ASD, and examine recent interventions to support them. There will be opportunities to explore how this research can inform professionals working with children with ASD and their families. The seminar carries 3 CPD credits from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Speakers

Professor Tony Charman, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Institute of Education, University of London. Intervention trials in Autism: the PACT consortium

Dr Courtenay Norbury, Royal Holloway, University of London. Language processing in Autism. Eye get it! What eye-movements can tell us about language processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr Melissa Allen, Lancaster University. Symbolic understanding in Autism

Dr Catherine Aldred, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Community Health Stockport. Communication focused interventions for children with Autism

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