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Public Lecture with Professor Sven Bölte

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Making KONTAKT: A social skills training program for children and teenagers with autism

Event details

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).

Wednesday 7 December 2016
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213:104

Professor Bölte will visit Perth to present a free public lecture, aimed at parents and carers of children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder.

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 rollout in Perth.

Following Professor Bölte’s lecture will be 3 minute thesis (3MT) presentations by Curtin research students working on projects in autism. The 3MT will be facilitated by Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE, Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) Ambassador and will include an audience vote for the people’s choice winner of best 3MT.

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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.