Maïte Franco is a Doctoral candidate working at the Institute for Health and Behaviour within the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Luxembourg.
She studied psychology at the University of Luxembourg and completed exchanges at the University of Québec-Chicoutimi (Canada) and the University of Bamberg (Germany). In 2020 she completed her Master of Science degree in Psychology with focus on psychological intervention.
While completing her studies at the university, she had started on working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and collected training and experience in different therapeutic techniques which inspired her for her scientific research.
In September 2020, she started her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Andreia Costa, in which she explores the relationships between social skills, emotional ability, multilingualism, academic performance, and parental well-being in children with autism in Luxembourg.

Current project

Academic Success in Autism: The impact of emotions and multilingualism (ASA)


Research interests
Social skills
Emotional ability
Family dynamics
Mental health

Latest content Maïte Franco took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How can emotions and multilingualism influence the school success of children with autism?
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) tend to have poorer school results than their capacities would predict. Why is that? What can we do to tackle this problem? The ASA project aims to address these questions.