The importance of parental involvement in Speech and Language Therapy

14 Apr 2021 - 18:00

April is World Autism Month

In our efforts to continue to spread awareness, educate further and promote acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASLP is proud to host three CPD talks, throughout the month of April, on this condition.


The talks will be spread throughout the month of April as follows:


Date: 14th April 2021, Wednesday

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Title: Communication and ASD – Nonverbal communication and American-speaking Maltese children

Description: The webinar will highlight interesting results of two studies: One focusing on nonverbal communication and another on American-speaking Maltese children with autism. A nonverbal checklist will be shared and insight on working with these children will be given.

Presenter: Ms. Kristina Uhlmann (Agius), B.Sc. (Hons), M.Ed. Autism (Birm).


Date: 23rd April, 2021, Friday

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Title: Unveiling autism in girls

Description: The webinar will highlight the female phenotype and discuss why girls often ‘slip through the net’ in view of current diagnostic criteria. A practical girls’ autism screener will be shared with participants.

Presenter: Ms. Michelle Mifsud, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Shef.)


Date: 28th April, 2021, Wednesday

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Title: Bilingualism and ASD. Exposing a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to more than one language in the home: is it beneficial?

Description: There is currently, little research that addresses the effects of dual language exposure on the language abilities of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This webinar will address the gaps and myths associated with bilingualism and ASD by presenting the results gathered from my Master’s degree study. The purpose of this study was to compare the language abilities of children with ASD who are exposed to predominantly one language at home to the language abilities of children with ASD who are exposed to two relatively equal proportions of languages at home.

Presenter: Ms. Donna Attard, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc.(Melit)

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