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Applied and Experimental Behaviour Analysis in Clinical Practice

Our research group study 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 behaviours).

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 behaviours in children with autism (naming, conversation)
  • identifying function of stereotypic behaviours in individuals with autism