Forskningsmiljön IHV inbjuder till en föreläsning med professor Sonya Girdler, Perth. Professor Girdler är verksam inom arbetsterapi och forskar om autism.
Titel: Future Directions in Autism Research - The Australian Story
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Sonya Girdler is a Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) in Perth, Western Australian https://carg.curtin.edu.au/ . CARG has over 100 members including academics, clinicians, lay-persons, doctoral students, and people living with autism. Members come from various professional backgrounds including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology and Engineering. CARG undertakes research in many areas of autism including strength based approaches, pathways to employment and social skills training. In this presentation Sonya will share some of CARG’s research in these areas. CARG’s research partnerships with industry was recently recognised by an Australian National award from the Business/Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) for ‘Outstanding Collaboration for National Benefit’. Much of this work is undertaken in partnership with researchers in Scandinavia including the Karolinska Institute for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND).