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Tom Loucas

  • 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.


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.


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