Dr. Paulina Buffle is a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Sensori-Motor Affective and Social Development at the University of Geneva. Her career as a scientist is driven by a particular interest in promoting early identification and intervention in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Buffle’s research involves Eye-tracking and behavioral paradigms in order to investigate visual orientation towards social stimuli in children, as well as participatory research to optimize and customize ASD detection procedures and case-management in pediatric settings.
Her diverse clinical and research training, as well as exposure to different cultures during her professional practice, have raised interest in the cultural factor’s impact on ASD identification and intervention's processes. During her stay in Ecuador, Dr. Buffle has worked towards understanding the perceptions of autism symptoms in mainstream and professional settings. She has also disseminated knowledge on different evidence-based practices. She is currently working to understand the adaptability of early intervention in group contexts, as well as on the use of telehealth methods to improve access to services for individuals with ASD and their families.
Fluent in French, Spanish, and English, she carries out other research projects in Switzerland and Ecuador.
Additionally, she is a certified professional in ADOS-2 and ADI-R, trained in different neuropsychological and developmental batteries, and provides clinical consultation in different countries.
Keywords: Autism, ASD Diagnosis, ASD Intervention, Eye-tracking, Telehealth, Pediatric settings, Neurodeveloppmental Desorders.
Palabras clave: Autismo, Diagnóstico, Intervención, Eye-tracking, Telemedicina, Contextos Pediátricos, Trastornos del Neurodesarrollo, Telesalud.
Laboratory of Sensorimotor, Affective and Social Development (SMAS)
Université de Genève
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1211 Genève 4
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