Patricia Howlin, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, took part in a live online Q & A with Talk about Autism on 18 July. She answered your questions about her work, outcomes for adults on the spectrum, and intervention programmes for autism.
Professor Howlin is a chartered clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her principal research interests focus on autism and other developmental disorders. She has conducted evaluations of a variety of different intervention programmes, including comparative studies of home and school based treatments; control trials of communication training programmes, and longer term studies of the impact of early interventions. She has also been involved in research on the transition to adulthood by people with autism and individuals with Williams syndrome, developmental language disorders and Fragile X.
Professor Howlin was the keynote speaker at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education's (CRAE) 3rd Annual Lecture on “Redressing the balance in autism research”.