Community-based technologies for autism

Location
Room 107, School of Education (Building R19)
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 7th December 2016 (12:00-13:00)
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Contact

Dr Lila Kossyvaki: a.kossyvaki@bham.ac.uk

2017 Research in Progress (RIPS) seminar series

Speaker: Dr Marilena Mademtzi

Marilena will discuss her PhD work and the transition to her postdoctoral position. She will also cover some projects she is currently working on with a focus on community-based technologies for autism. She will talk about a project on early screening of autism in community settings, studies including robots for autism intervention and a networking app for teenage girls with autism that targets life skills and socio-emotional development.

Biography  

Marilena is a Hilibrand Postdoctoral Associate at the Technology and Innovation Lab, Yale Child Study Center. She is interested in the application of instructional technology, such as serious games and social robots to assess and enhance socio-emotional and adaptive skills of individuals with autism. Her current work includes a home-based intervention using a robot with school-aged children with autism and their parents. She is also working on designing an new networking mobile app with a group of teenage girls with autism and their parents. Previous work focused on the development of sensory-motor skills of children with autism using a Kinect-based video game in a school environment and the implications that this held for social participation and adaptive skills.  Marilena completed her undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Thessaly, Greece.  She received her MEd with a specialization in autism from the University of Birmingham, UK and she recently completed her PhD studies at the same University.

The event is free and all are welcome. You do not need to register for this event.