University-salamanca

University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain

The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218 and therefore it is one of the three oldest universities in Europe, boasting a wide range of Faculties and Research Institutes in Sciences and Arts. In 2011, it was awarded the Campus of International Excellence status.

The University of Salamanca offers a wide range of Studies to about 26,000 pre-graduate students every year, plus about 2,600 post-graduate ones; it contracts 3,200 researches, who are distributed in 64 University Departments, 16 Faculties and Schools, 10 Universities Schools, 12 Institutes, as well as several Research Units on the Social, Biomedical, Art, Experimental and Formal Sciences. The total number of employees who work for this institution is 2,500 and, along with the human resources, the magnitude of its facilities and the available up-to-date instrumental equipment guarantee the quality of a vast scientific and technologic offer to the Society. The University of Salamanca is recognized as one of the most outstanding Spanish universities in both national and international rankings. The University of Salamanca (USAL) is a public institution with extensive experience and tradition of research in the field of health sciences, biology, psychology, etc. In fact, the University of Salamanca has participated and is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (I to VII), Horizon 2020 and other European Programmes / Actions: ERASMUS+, LIFE+, Interreg, DAPHNE, COST Actions, EQUAL, Community Action Programme “Cancer and other communicable diseases”… acting through several roles: coordinator, contractor, associated contractor, member, host institution… having experience in the development and management of more than 135 European Projects. The University of Salamanca has participated in 65 community actions financed under the VII Framework Programme: Integrated Project, Network of Excellence, Specific Support Actions and Marie Curie Actions.

LEADER

Ricardo Canal Bedia, PhD.
Ricardo Canal Bedia, PhD.Professor in Behaviour Disorders. University of Salamanca (Spain). Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments
Years of experience: 32
Specific expertise: Autism spectrum disorders, screening, early intervention, behavior disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities.

Ricardo Canal Bedia, PhD.

  • Degree in Philosophy and Education. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain. 1982
  • Master in Psychology of Language. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain. 1984
  • PhD in Psychology. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. 1991
  • Specialist in Clinical Psychology. Ministry of Health, Spain, 2003
  • Research fellow at the University Institute for Community Integration (INICO). University of Salamanca
  • Head of the Clinical Services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders at the University of Salamanca from 1996-
  • Coordinator of the Group for Research and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities (InFoAutismo). From 2006
  • Member of a Group of Research Excellence (Gr197, Region of Castilla y León) involved as coordinator of the project: Early detection of autism and the impact on quality of life for families.
  • Member of the Group for the Study of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (GETEA). Institute of Health Carlos III, Ministry of Science Innovation.
  • Chair of WG3 (Testing how well screening instruments work in prospectively identifying cases) within the project Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism (ESSEA)- COST Action (http://www.cost-essea.com/wg3.html).
  • Scientific Advisor for RETEA- Project for the National Registry of people with ASD in Spain-2010-present.
  • ASD research on early detection
  • Social and communicative development in ASD
  • Early diagnostic and Early intervention
  • Problem behavior and behavior modification in persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Disabilities Services and support

TEAM

Cristina Jenaro, PhD.
Cristina Jenaro, PhD.Full professor. Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).
Years of experience: 20
Specific expertise: Intellectual Disabilities: Assessment, Intervention, Support Needs, Quality of Life. Quality of Services.

Cristina Jenaro, PhD.

  • Bachelor in Psychology at Salamanca University.
  • Master´s Degree in People with Disabilities, at Salamanca University.
  • Ph.D. on Vocational counseling and training of people with disabilities, at Salamanca University.
  • Member of the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (University of Leeds & Human European Consultancy).
  • Personality, Assessment, and Psychological Treatment Department’s Director.
  • 6101.01 Behaviour disorders
  • 6101.03 Mental Deficiency
  • 6103.09 Vocational guidance
  • 6105.07 Test construction
  • 6112.02 Minority group phenomena
  • 6114.02 Attitudes
  • 6310.09 Quality of life

Mª Victoria Martín Cilleros, PhD.

  • Research grant in development programs of training for professionals in the field of disability, at Salamanca University.
  • PhD in “progress on disability” at Salamanca University.
  • Thesis on “behavioral problems in people with intellectual disabilities” at Salamanca University.
  • Member of a Group of Research Excellence (Gr197, Region of Castilla y León) involved as a researcher in the project: Early detection of autism and the impact on quality of life for families.
  • Member of a Research Group Recognized “infoautismo” at Salamanca University, involved as staff researcher collaborator on projects funded by State such as: “Features Neuropsychological and early social behaviour in young children with ASD selected by a pilot screening program for autism”, “Early Social behaviour and neuropsychological functioning of young children with ASD”; and on projects funded by institutional entities such as “Development State Register of Autism” or “Development of programs for people with disabilities”.
  • Collaboration in the development of materials, training and monitoring in a cooperative project “Project comprehensive intervention model for children with ASD: Strengthening the capabilities of the agents” funded by Children without Borders.
  • Assistant Director of College of Education, Salamanca University.
  • Professor of subjects related to special education.
  • Disabilities Services and support
  • ASD research
  • Behavioral problems in people with intellectual disabilities
Mª Victoria Martín Cilleros, PhD.
Mª Victoria Martín Cilleros, PhD.University Assistant PhD Professor, Salamanca University (Spain)
Years of experience: 17
Specific expertise: ASD Epidemiology Research; ASD National Registry in Spain; ASD early detection, diagnosis and intervention; ASD services, behavioral problems, people with intellectual disabilities.
Ana B. Sánchez, PhD.
Ana B. Sánchez, PhD.Assistant Professor. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)
Years of experience: 18
Specific expertise: Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Research Methods.

Ana B. Sánchez, PhD.

  • Bachelor in Education at Salamanca University.
  • Master´s Degree in Social Services at Extremadura University.
  • Ph.D. on Learning Disabilities in mathematics at Salamanca University.
  • Member of a Research Group Recognized “infoautismo” at Salamanca University, involved as staff researcher collaborator on projects funded by State such as: “Features Neuropsychological and early social behaviour in young children with ASD selected by a pilot screening program for autism”, “Early Social behaviour and neuropsychological functioning of young children with ASD”; and on projects funded by institutional entities such as “Development State Register of Autism” or “Development of programs for people with disabilities”.
  • 5802.05. Especial Education
  • 5802.06. Analysis and statistical planning
  • 6102.05. Language pathology
  • 6103.03. Educational guidance
  • 6104.02. Educational methods

Mª Cruz Sánchez Gómez, PhD.

  • Doctor and Bachelor in Education Sciences at the University of Salamanca, and a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
  • In 2008 she received the First National Award of Research of Caja Madrid Social Work. She run the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Salamanca from March 2007 until October 2010, and was in charge of all nonformal education at the University of Salamanca: courses, continuing education, summer courses, conferences, seminars and degrees of Salamanca University (specialist, expert, and master).
  • In 2013 First award of research of Perfecta Corselas at the University of Salamanca
  • Professor in the Department of Education, Organization and Research Methods at the University of Salamanca with a profile in research and diagnostic methods in education. Her areas of work are related to new technologies (she is a researcher of an excellence research group), groups at risk of social exclusion (coordinator of the researches related to women and disability of INICO, university institute of integration in the community), and educational evaluation (with members of MIDE).
Mª Cruz Sánchez Gómez, PhD.
Mª Cruz Sánchez Gómez, PhD.Full professor. Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).
Years of experience: 24
Specific expertise: Research Methods
Agustín Huete García, PhD.
Agustín Huete García, PhD.Assistant Professor. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)

Agustín Huete García, PhD.

  • PhD in Sociology. University of Salamanca.
  • Bachelor in Sociology. University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • Sociology Assistant Professor. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain).
  • Member of the University Institute for Community Integration (INICO). University of Salamanca.
  • Intersocial Director. Company dedicated to consulting activities and social research.
  • Member of the Spanish Association of Sociology in Disability (ASESDIS). President, 2008-2011.
  • Sociology Research of disability and other groups at risk of exclusion at the local, regional, national and international level.
  • Technical advice and evaluation in public policy.
  • Research and consulting activities.
  • Collaboration in action plans with: INE, CERMI, ONCE, ERDF, Down Spain, Junta de Castilla y Leon, Comunidad de Madrid, Región de Murcia, Royal Board of Disability, IMSERSO, Ministry of Health Social Services and Equality, Ministry of Education and Ibero-American Social Security Organization (ISSO), among others.

PhD STUDENTS

María Magán Maganto

  • Degree in Psychology. University Complutense of Madrid. Spain, 2004 – Feb 2010.
  • Postgraduate in Clinical Psychology. Erasmus grant. Belgium, 2007- 2008.
  • Master in Neuropsychology. University of Salamanca. Spain, 2011-2012.
  • Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) as part of an ESSEA COST Action with reference BM1004. Project title: Multi-site/country data pooling of different ASD screening instruments: A joint effort towards early detection in Europe. Iceland, 2014.
  • Researcher and assistant professor. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain).
  • Clinical and Health Psychology.
  • Neuropsychology.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Early screening and evaluation of ASD.
  • Psychometrical test properties and methodology.
María Magán Maganto
María Magán MagantoPhD student in Psychology. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)
Almudena de Pablos de la Morena
Almudena de Pablos de la MorenaPhD student in Psychology. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)

Almudena de Pablos de la Morena

  • Degree in Psychology. University Autonoma of Madrid. Spain, 2009-2013.
  • Master in Neuropsychology. University of Salamanca. Spain, 2013-2014.
  • Researcher and assistant professor. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain).
  • Clinical and Health Psychology.
  • Neuropsychology.

Alicia Lajo Muño

  • Degree in Special Education Teacher. University of Valladolid. Spain, 2008-2011.
  • Master in Psychopedagogy. University of Valladolid. Spain, 2011-2012.
  • Master in Neuropsychology and Education. University of La Rioja. Spain, 2013-2014.
  • Counselor at Marist College, Vallisoletano Cultural Center. Spain, 2013-2015.
  • Collaboration in research. Psychology Departament. University of Valladolid. Spain, 2010-2011.
  • Especial Education.
  • ASD and education.
Alicia Lajo Muño
Alicia Lajo MuñoPhD student.
María Luisa Monroy Pérez
María Luisa Monroy PérezPhD student in Disability Research. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)

María Luisa Monroy Pérez

  • Bachelor in Social Work. University of Salamanca. Spain, 2004-2007.
  • Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. University of Salamanca. Spain, 2007-2010.
  • Master in Communication and Speech Disorders. Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y León, University of Salamanca. Spain, 2010-2011.
  • Specialist in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. University of Castilla La Mancha. Spain, 2013-2014.
  • Administration and services officer. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain).
  • Early intervention.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.

María Teresa Sáez Martín

  • Bachelor in Hearing and Language. University of Salamanca, Spain 2006-2011.
  • Master in Communication and Speech Disorders. Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y León, University of Salamanca. Spain, 2012-2013.
  • Bachelor in Primary Education. University of Salamanca, 2013-2015.
  • Administration and services officer. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain).
  • Education.
  • Communication Disorders.
  • Language.
María Teresa Sáez Martín
María Teresa Sáez MartínPhD student in Psychology. Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca (Spain)