Monitoring of social attention, interaction and communication in infants and toddlers

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A Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminar with Dr Josephine Barbaro

Wednesday 02 September 2020 12:30 pm until Wednesday 02 September 2020 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Judith Lumley Centre
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Dr Josephine Barbaro
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Monitoring of social attention, interaction and communication (MoSAIC) in infants and toddlers

Dr Josephine Barbaro

Dr Josephine Barbaro is a Senior Research Fellow and Registered Psychologist at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre. Dr Barbaro’s research interests are in the early identification and diagnosis of autism in infants and toddlers, and family health and well-being following a diagnosis. Her developmental surveillance tool for autism in infants and toddlers (Social Attention and Communication Surveillance; SACS) is used amongst healthcare professionals in Australia, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Dr Barbaro’s early detection program has led to the development of ASDetect; the world’s first, empirically-based, early autism detection mobile app for infants and toddlers. Her passion is translating research into practice, particularly for under-resourced and under-represented communities.

This presentation will outline the 15 years of research behind her early autism identification program, and how it can be implemented to facilitate the early identification of children on the autism spectrum, which facilitates access to early intervention, improving child and family outcomes, and quality of life.

Time and venue

2 September 2020
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Judith Lumley Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University

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The Judith Lumley Centre holds open lunchtime seminars on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December from 12.30 - 1.30 pm and also extra seminars at different times. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.
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