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Carmela Miniscalco Mattsson


Department of Psychiatry and
Visiting address
Gillbergcentrum, Kungsgatan 12 A
41119 Göteborg
Postal address
Gillbergcentrum, Kungsgatan 12 A
41119 Göteborg

About Carmela Miniscalco Mattsson

Associate Professor

Carmela Miniscalco is Associate Professor in speech and language pathology and a clinical lecturer at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology and Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at the University of Gothenburg. She has worked clinically with children with speech and language difficulties for over 25 years. She is one of the project leaders of AUDIE (AUtism Detection and Intervention in Early life) - a project which was conducted at CNC* in collaboration with child care centres and autism habilitation centres in Gothenburg 2009-2011. She has authored around twenty articles and book chapters on communication difficulties and how they relate to neuropsychiatric disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Carmela is currently supervising two PhD students

Her main interest in the clinic, research and teaching is language and communication development and disorders in children with and without autism.

She is the main applicant and the principal investigator in a recently issued FAS / FORTE 3-year project on "Language ability in children with autism spectrum disorder: A population-based longitudinal study."

She is also the main applicant and the project manager in a Swedish Inheritance Fund Commission (Arvsfonden) project that started in 2013: Interventions for young children with autism: Knowledge, method development and intervention from a participatory perspective, which is expected to last for 3 years.

*Child Neuropsychiatry Centre