Dr Lorene Amet D.Phil. M.Ed (Autism)


Lorene Amet, D.Phil. M. Ed. (Autism)

Professional in the field of autism with over 15 years of experience of working in public, academic and third sector organisations.

My work at Autism Treatment Plus is to assist families of children and adults with autism to have access to diagnosis, educational and behavioural services, provide assistance in communication and in the development of a health care plan.

I have an expertise in autism, diagnosis, biomedical and educational interventions, training, research and evaluation. My work has led me to engage nationally and internationally with professionals, people with autism and families across multi-ethnic groups.

In partnership with medical doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and behaviour analysts, I have had the opportunity to meet with over 1000 families of children and adults with autism, both in the UK and internationally. The evaluations include some information on the children’s developmental history, family history, behaviour, autism ratings, detailed biomedical and physiological profiles and response to treatment.

My background includes a PhD in biological sciences from Oxford University, eight years of post-doctoral research work at Princeton University in the US and Edinburgh University, and Master in Special Education Autism from Birmingham University. I am also trained in training for autism (Autism Trainer Award) accredited by Scottish Autism.

Areas of expertise:
• Diagnosis and laboratory testing to identify changes in physiology of people with autism.
• Clinical and nutritional interventions and clinical research trials.
• Development of more sensitive and faster diagnostic and monitoring tools in autism (Eye Tracking technology).
• Special Education in Autism.
• Assisting in the development and access to novel technologies for improving learning and communication of individuals with autism, facilitating access to interventions such as Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal Behaviour.

Highlight publications in autism

    • Sala R, Amet L, Blagojevic-Stokic N, Shattock P, Whiteley P. Bridging the Gap Between Physical Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2020;16:1605-1618 https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S251394

    • Autisme, un nouveau regard: Causes et solutions (Translation: Autism, a new understanding, causes and solutions), 2017, Edition Rebelle Santé (2014, now out of print, 2nd edition due in 2017). Skorupka, C. and Amet, L.E., Preface Prof Luc Montagnier. EAN: 9782849391310.

    • Book on Autism Interventions, Dr Corinne Skorupka et Dr Lorène Amet. Editions Mosaïque-Santé (Oct 2014), Autism on peut on guérir. Now out of print.

    • Amet , L. E., Hornig, M. , Antonucci, N, Herbert, M, Snape, M, Stejskal, V, and D. Siniscalo. Changing the course of autism: The Science and Intervention. Autism Open Access (2014) Jan 10;2(1):1.

    • Amet L Holiday, What Holiday? Vacation Experiences of Children with Autism and Their Families. Autism (2013) vol .3: 123. doi:10.4172/2165-7890.1000123.

    • Amet, L. E. Assessing cognition in autism: Implications for the clinical, research and educational fields. Thesis submitted for the Master of Special Education Autism Children (2010). Birmingham University.

    • Amet, L. E. & Line, P., “Autism Syndromes: Clinical issues behind the label.”Brit.Med.J. (2010), vol. 340, p. c1127.

    • Amet, L.”Prevalence and Functional Analysis of Self Injurious Behaviours in Autism: Underlying Clinical and Pain Issues – Implications for Behaviour Management Strategies. (2008) Conference Proceedings- Autism Research Centre.

    • Amet, L. E. Critical evaluation of Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) biomedical intervention in autism; a parent perspective.”, Medical Veritas, (2006) vol. 3, pp. 1-11.

    • Amet, L.E. Detailed assessment of communication skills of a child with autism, a parent perspective, Good Autism Practice (2006) vol. 6: 57-70.

    • Nataf R, Skorupka C, Amet L, Lam A, Springbett A, Lathe R. Porphyrinuria in childhood autistic disorder: implications for environmental toxicity. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. (2006) Jul 15;214(2):99-108.