Title of PhD: The Neurodevelopmental Basis of Auditory Gesture Processing in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their younger siblings
Supervisor: Dr Joe McCleery
Sissy Stefanidou is currently undertaking doctoral research into the neural basis of language and social development in children with autism and their younger siblings. She is also studying the effects of a play-based behavioural training on brain activity in young children with autism.
BSc. (Hons) Psychology - Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece
MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry - King's College London
Sissy Stefanidou earned her BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece, and her MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from the Institute of Psychiatry - King's College London. She has trained in several clinical and educational settings for children with clinical syndromes and neurodevelopmental disorders in Athens and London. Sissy has 5 years of experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and conducted her postgraduate research on spatial attention in children with autism.
Neural basis of social, emotional and language development in typically developing children and children with autism and their younger siblings - Early behavioural and biological signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders -Evidence-based interventions for children with autism and their effects on brain activity.