ATILOLA OLAYINKA

Meet ATILOLA OLAYINKA , an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Child And Adolescent Psychiatry

Designation

Associate Professor / Reader

Department

Behavioural Medicine

Office

At the Behavioural Medicine department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Epidemiology Of And Organization Of Services For Childhood Neuro-developmental Disorders Including Language Disorders, Autism, And Intellectual Disabilities

Description:

(1)Epidemiology of childhood neuro-developmental disorders among service seekers

(2)Validation studies of common assessment tools for neurodevelopmental disorders

(3)Impact of home-grown (pragmatic) behavioural intervention service-models for children with neuro-developmental disorders

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Post-Graduate Diploma (Children ) International Institute of Social Studies, University of Rotterdam 2012

Current Research

Impact of home-grown behavioural intervention service-models for children with neuro-developmental disorders

Research Details

Introduction: Neuro-developmental disorders (NDD) such as language disorders, autism, and intellectual disabilities are common and a major source of childhood morbidity. Most of the intervention models are developed in the Western countries and are difficult to implement in resource-constrained regions such as Nigeria. There is need for local adaptations which are effective and pragmatic, given the limited resources for specialist-driven interventions in the region

Objectives: To develop and test the effectiveness of a resource-light adaptation of behavioural intervention for NDD in Lagos

Methods: Behavioural intervention are provided to children with NDD by trained facilitators, who are regular teachers who had had a crash course in general principles and practice of behavioural intervention. These facilitators, who are not certified interventionists, are supervised by trained Behaviour Analysts.

Expected results: We expect to see a statistically significant reduction in target symptoms after 6-12 months of intervention with attendant improvement in quality of life and reduction in care-giver’s burden

Potential contribution to knowledge: The home-grown model of NDD care can be shown to be effective. As such, model can be adopted as a pragmatic solution to the NDD intervention gap in the country

Biography

ATILOLA OLAYINKA is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Behavioural Medicine

ATILOLA has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Children from International Institute of Social Studies, University of Rotterdam

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