New autism interventions unveiled at Queen’s

New autism interventions unveiled at Queen’s

Conference speakers and organisers, L-R, Dr Neil Martin, EABA, BACB; Nichola Booth, PEAT; Dr Angelika Anderson and Professor Dennis Moore, Monash University, Australia; Dr Karola Dillenburger, Queen’s; and Smita Awasthi, Behavior Momentum, and ABA India

Fifteen thousand people in Northern Ireland could benefit from new studies and intervention methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) which were unveiled at Queen’s.

Researchers from around the world gathered in Belfast to discuss development in language intervention programmes, video modelling as well as present new evidence to support Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as the most effective framework for treatment of ASD.

The Queen's University Autism Research and Treatment (QUART) Centre’s Ambitious for All: Current research on Autism Spectrum Disorders event was attended by almost 200 people including keynote speakers from Australia, India and the UK.

Dr Karola Dillenburger, from the School of Education at Queen’s, said: “We were delighted to see nearly 200 delegates from health, education and social care at the conference and the excellent coverage received from local media, TV, radio and papers. We thank the funders Public Health Agency, Stars Autism Project, PEAT, and Queen’s student-led activities, and the School of Education for their generous support that allowed us to offer this conference free to delegates. We also thank the presenters of the shorter papers for sharing their research with us.”

The keynote speaker videos and photos of the conference can be viewed at under news.

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