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Tom Loucas

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  • Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Programme Director for BSc Speech & Language Therapy.

Areas of interest

Language, communication and cognition in autism spectrum disorders (ASD); the relationship between the language impairments in ASD and specific language impairment (SLI); language and anxiety in ASD; communication interventions for individuals with ASD and SLI.

Teaching

Disorders of communication in children

Research centres and groups

  • Language and Cognition
  • Berkshire Autism Research Network.

Research projects

Relatively low-intensity early intervention which involves training parents of children with autism to more effectively support their child's communication development can lead to long-term reduction in autism symptoms. We plan to see if these techniques can be implemented using telemedicine.

Academic qualifications

BSc, MA, PhD, HCPC Registered Speech and Language Therapist.

Publications

  • Loucas, T. (2015) Autism spectrum disorder. In: Kersner, M. and Wright, J. (eds.) Supporting young children with communication problems. 4th edition. Routledge , Abingdon. pp. 104-118. ISBN: 9781138779211