Research and Development
Autism Queensland is involved in a variety of research programs in collaboration with the University of Queensland to better understand Autism and develop improved interventions in the future.
Dr Jill Ashburner manages our research and development programs.
Current research programs in which Autism Queensland is involved include:
- Auditory processing and school performance in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to explore the associations between the way that sounds are interpreted and school performance in both children with ASD and typically developing children. This study is in collaboration with the University of Queensland and was funded by the Fred P. Archer Trust.
- Current Practices, Training and Professional Development Needs of Occupational Therapists who Provide Services to Children, Adolescents and Adults with ASD in Queensland surveyed all registered occupational therapists in Queensland in order to determine current approaches, levels of confidence and training needs in this area. The results of the survey are currently being analysed. The findings will be used to inform training institutions to improve occupational therapy services to people with autism. This study is in collaboration with the University of Queensland and was funded by the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland.
- Developing an Integrated Professional Development Program: Evidence-based Occupational Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders to develop and evaluate an occupational therapy specific professional development program. This study is in collaboration with the University of Queensland and was funded by the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland
Please refer to 'Research Projects' for other research projects relevant to Autism.
For other research being conducted throughout Australasia visit Autism Research Australasia website.
For accessible information on the latest breakthroughs in research in autism, visit the Autism Research Australasia blog.
High quality research is essential to enable us to develop better understanding of autism and to develop better interventions for people with autism in the future.
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