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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Noemí Balmaña Gelpí

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Doctor in Psychology and currently coordinator of the Partial Hospitalisation Programme of the multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder Unit (UnimTEA) of the Mental Health Area of the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital. I combine my clinical work with teaching, collaborating on various master's and postgraduate courses at the state level at the Universidad Ramón Llull, the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, always dealing with the subject of ASD. Likewise, I have published articles in scientific journals and contributed book chapters on evaluation and intervention in this field. I am accredited as a certified therapist in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) by UC-David and I am part of the Clinical Committee of the Fundación Autismo Mas Casadevall. Enthusiastic and passionate, applying evidence-based intervention programmes.


  • Certified ESDM therapist (Denver Model), 2016.
  • PhD in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia UNED, 2014.
  • Degree in Psychology. Universitat Ramon Llull, Blanquerna Faculty of Psychology, 1998.

International experience

  • Psychologist at the Early Intervention Institute: Collaborating Centre in the "Multi-site Young Autism Project" Dr. Lovaas, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, 1997- 2000.

Scientific activity



  • Guest lecturer in the "Autism Spectrum Disorder" module of the Postgraduate course "Neuropsychology and Neurology of Child Behaviour", Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, since 2018.
  • Guest lecturer on the Master's Degree "Neuropsychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychology", Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, teaching classes on ASD, since 2019.
  • Guest lecturer in the postgraduate course "Autism Spectrum Disorder" with the subject ABA Method. Fundamentals of behaviour modification in ASD at the Universitat de Barcelona, since 2009.
  • Guest lecturer in the ASD Module of the Master's Degree "Atenció a la Diversitat i Educació Inclusiva" of the Universitat Ramon Llull, since 2013.
  • Guest lecturer on the Master's Degree "Clinical Psychopathology for Children and Young People", Department of Health Psychology and Social Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, since 2003.

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