Title of PhD: Effects of Play-Based Behavioural Training on Brain Activity in Children with Autism
Supervisor: Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Joseph McCleery
Supriya has a keen interest in the field of autism and is involved with studying effectiveness of interventions for young children with autism. She is specifically interested in looking at impact of interventions on both behavioral and brain functioning.
BA (Hons) Psychology
MSc Developmental Psychology
Supriya Malik earned her BA (Hons) in Psychology from University of Delhi, India, and her MSc in Developmental Psychology from Lancaster University, UK. She has trained in several clinical and educational settings and has worked with children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability etc. both in Delhi and London. She has 5 years of experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and has keen interest in interventions for children with autism. She conducted her postgraduate research on pretend play in children with autism. Presently, she is studying effects of play-based intervention on brain and behavioural functioning in young children with autism.
Autism, Intervention, Joint Attention, Social Engagement, Neuroscience
Relationship Development Intervention® Certified Consultant
Hobson, J. A., Hobson, R. P., Malik, S., Bargiota, K. and Caló, S. (2012), The relation between social engagement and pretend play in autism. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-835X.2012.02083.x