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Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Studies of Early Identification and Intervention, and Longitudinal Outcomes"

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM

Location: Room 241, One Magnolia Circle Building, Vanderbilt University

Event Flyer: Baranek-flier.pdf


Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Studies of Early Identification and Intervention, and Longitudinal Outcomes

Grace Baranek, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, and Associate Dean and Chair Mrs. T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 4:10-5:10 p.m.
Room 241, One Magnolia Circle Building, Vanderbilt University

This presentation will highlight the role of sensory features in the early identification of infants at-risk for a later diagnosis of ASD. It will also describe findings from two efficacy studies using Adapted Response Teaching, a parent-mediated approach, for this population. Stability and change of sensory features over time, and the impact of these features on child and family outcomes will be discussed.

Grace Baranek is a prolific scholar and internationally renowned expert on sensory features of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center and both her master's and PhD degrees in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her 2016 appointment as associate dean and chair of the USC Chan Division, she was a professor and associate chair for research in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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