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Applied and experimental behaviour analysis in clinical practice

We research the following

Effects of early and intensive behavioural interventions (EIBI) for children with autism and other developmental delays

  • A randomized controlled trial (RCT) on 40 children with mental retardation who receive either behavioural interventions or treatment as usual.
  • Meta-analyses on published data.
  • Follow-up in adult age..
  • Levels of stress in families with children with autism and developmental delays
  • Collaboration projects investigating the effects of early intervention clinics in Sweden, Poland, Germany and England.

Methods for early identification of children with autism

  • Number and type of stimuli the child finds interesting.
  • Theoretical work pertaining to early markers of the development of autism.
  • Profiles on standardized tests (IQ, adaptive behaviour).

Specific interventions for

  • Computerized training to establish joint attention in children with autism.
  • Computerized reading comprehension programs (Tempolex) for children with reading disabilities.
  • Increasing math skills using a standardized teaching package (MathsRecovery) for children with developmental disabilities and difficulties with mathematics.
  • Establishment of complex language behaviour in children with autism (naming, conversation).
  • Identifying function of stereotypic behaviour in individuals with autism.