Early detection and intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder. A multi-national qualitative study from the perspective of families and professionals

Ricardo Canal-Bedia

University of Salamanca

Professor in Behaviour Disorders. University of Salamanca (Spain). Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments. PhD in Psychology. Specialist in Clinical Psychology. Research fellow at the University Institute for Community Integration (INICO). University of Salamanca. Areas of expertise: ASD research on early detection; Social and communicative development in ASD; Early diagnostic and early intervention; Problem behavior and behavior modification in persons with intellectual disabilities; Disabilities Services and support. He is the Head of the Clinical Services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders at the University of Salamanca (InFoAutismo), and has significantly contributed during the last decade to the development of the ASD screening program in Castilla y León (Spain), where he serves as general coordinator. His professional tasks include his participation in diverse research and innovation projects in Spain and the European Union. He was MC member of the project Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism (ESSEA)- COST Action (http://www.cost-essea.com/wg3.html) and Chair of WG3 (Testing how well screening instruments work in prospectively identifying cases) within this project. He is currently participating as a member in the ASD-EU project, where he is coordinator of the working group #2 on Early detection, diagnosis and evidence-based intervention.


Background There is a great variability of conditions that may influence the selection of procedures for early detection and early intervention of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study aims to gather data on concerns,... [ view full abstract ]


Maria Cruz Sanchez-Gómez (University of Salamanca), Mª Victoria Martín-Cilleros (Universidad de Salamanca), Galita Decheva (Institute for Rare Diseases), Iuliana Dobrescu ("Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology), Hanna Ebelin (University of Oulu), Magdalena Efrim ("Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology), Mika Gissler (University of Oulu), Andrea K. Guðmundsdóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland), Agustín Huete-garcia (Universidad de Salamanca), Georgi Iskrov (Institute for Rare Diseases), Sigrídur Jónsdóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland), Rafal Kawa (University of Warsaw), Sanne Lemcke (Aarhus University), Filippo Muratori (IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation), Antonio Narzisi (IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation), Angel Pinto Bruno (Universidad de Salamanca), Bernadette Rogé (University of Toulouse 2), Evald Saemundsen (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland), Diana Schendel (Aarhus University), Anthony Staines (Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Human Sciences), Rumen Stefanov (Institute for Rare Diseases), Mary Rose Sweeny (Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Human Sciences), Astrid Vicente (National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge), Christine Kloster Warberg (Aarhus University), Anneli Yliherva (University of Oulu), PATRICIA GARCÍA-PRIMO (Institute of Rare Diseases Research, ISCIII), Manuel Posada (Institute of Rare Diseases Research, ISCIII), Ricardo Canal-Bedia (University of Salamanca)

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S5 » Symposia: Screening, diagnosis and assessment II (14:40 - Friday, 16th September, Tinto Room)

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