Marica Gatt

PhD student Tizard Centre


Marica completed a B.Ed (Hons) at the University of Malta in 1996.  In 2006 she undertook an accredited course in Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC) in conjunction with the ACE Centre North and Manchester Metropolitan University.  In 2007 she completed an MSc in Complex Learning Disabilities at the University of Manchester,

After working as Head of Department for Literacy in one of the colleges, Marica has recently been selected as Head of the Primary Education Resource Centre in Malta. She is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Malta lecturing on modules related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and ICT for inclusion. Marica is the founder of ACTU (Access to Communication and Technology Unit), a comprehensive assessment unit established in Malta in 2006, providing access to communication, language and literacy for individuals with complex needs. She has represented the Education Directorates in a number of funded projects including the development of the Maltese text to speech engine and the use of eye gaze technology together with project partners. 

She was awarded an advanced master class writing workshop at the Monash University Prato Centre, Italy and was also awarded an emerging researcher award travelling  to Toronto to present her paper at the ISAAC International Conference in August 2016.  

Research interests

Marica is interested in communicative interactions between mothers, siblings and children with communication disabilities  

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