Cognitive Semiotics seminar: Sara Lenninger: NEMO - an Erasmus project on new turns in the study of ASD
Sara Lenninger, Kristanstad University (and our close former colleague) will inform us about a collaborative European project, NEMO, on finding early signs of autism in pre-schools
In recent years the extensive research on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children concerning the?causes of?ASD?and?methods of diagnosis and prognosis,?has made substantial progress. Emphasis is often placed on the?requirement of including the perspectives of children living with autism and their families themselves. This seminar will review and discuss this turn in?the study of children with ASD.
More specifically, I will?describe the?strategic partnership project NEMO (NEw MOnitoring guidelines to develop innovative?ECEC teachers’ curricula) hosted by Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.?The aim of NEMO is to prepare pre-primary school teachers to recognize clear signs of potential?impairments, especially concerning ASD, during prelinguistic interactions between caregivers and their infants. NEMO will develop in-service?trainings on monitoring practices, focusing on the monitoring of children’s experience of?ECEC. At the same time, this type of training will promote the elaboration of inclusive educational?interventions, helping to reduce disparities in learning outcomes between children with a typical development and children with ASD.?