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Emilia Carlsson is a speech and language pathologist who received her degree in SLP from the University of Gothenburg in 2007 and subsequently her master’s degree in 2011. Her PhD project is based at the institute of neuroscience and physiology at GNC and at the unit for Speech and Language Pathology. Emilia has previously been active as a child speech and language pathologist in primary care but is now a full-time PhD student. Her PhD project is titled “Language and Communicative functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder”. In the study, children in the so-called AUDIE project (AUtism Detection and Intervention in Early life), who have received their autism diagnosis around or before the age of 3, are followed up again when they reach early school age. As part of her project, Emilia is also including a section concerning parents’ experiences of going through the screening and diagnosis process. The focus of the PhD project is language and communicative functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, abilities such as narrative ability, story generation, retelling and Theory of mind. The first study within the project was published 2016, and concerns parents’ experiences from going through the neuropsychiatric diagnostic process, including two years after the children received the diagnosis.

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Emilia Carlsson

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