Thousands of B.C. children waiting for autism assessment

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QUB PhD student Amy Tanner, supervised by Dr Katerina Dounavi, was interviewed by Global News in Canada in the 2nd news item that this channel streamed during October 2018. Amy commented on the impact that early detection and intervention can have on reducing government spending.
Period15 Oct 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleThousands of B.C. children waiting for autism assessment
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletGlobal News Canada
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionAmy's doctoral research focuses on early detection of infants at risk for autism diagnosis and access to parent'-mediated verbal behaviour analytic intervention. Her findings, currently under review in a leading journal in the field of autism, show very positive outcomes for all parent-infant dyads who participated in her study. The model developed during her doctoral studies is set to change service delivery in Canada and globally, moving focus to earlier intervention and a more intense involvement of caregivers.
    PersonsAmy Tanner, Katerina Dounavi