Curtin University Autism Research Group (CARG) and the Autism Association of Western Australia are excited to introduce Professor Bölte from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (KIND).
Professor Bölte will present a public lecture, aimed at parents and carers, on Social Skills Development in children with Autism.
His presentation will include:
- Social skills development in children with Autism
- KONTAKT- a Social Skills Program for children and teenagers with Autism
- KONTAKT – Plans for this specialist program to role out in Perth.
Professor Bölte’s lecture will be followed by a short presentation by research students working on projects in Autism.
About Professor Sven Bölte
Sven Bölte is Professor at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and is Director of the Centre of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institute – a competence centre focusing on research development and education about neurodevelopmental Disorders. He is a senior clinical psychologist. Sven has published over 100 research papers in autism, including several in Nature (a world leading scientific journal), and in 2015 published a ‘top ten’ study that most powerfully advanced our understanding and treatment of autism according Autism Speaks. He leads autism related research within the World Health Organisation and the EU-AIMS project. Sven has conducted the largest study ever undertaken aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a Social Skills training group, involving nearly 300 children and teenagers with high functioning autism. In this interactive session he will talk about and take questions on social skills development and interventions for children and adolescents living with autism.