University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

About Us

The Innovations in Neurodevelopmental Sensory Processing Research (insp!re) lab is a multidisciplinary team of researchers, students, post-doctoral fellows, and volunteers committed to advancing our knowledge of early risk signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

insp!re group photo in front of mural

At insp!re, we believe that true innovation occurs at the intersection between science, creativity, and technology. This belief led us to partner with local artists, engineers, clinicians, and families to employ cutting-edge methods and technologies to design novel multimodal screening tools, including parent-report and biobehavioral measures, for pediatric settings. We are also developing efficacious interventions for caregivers and infants to optimize development in the areas of social-communication, sensory reactivity and regulation, and overall engagement in daily routines such as play and mealtime. If you are interested in learning more about the insp!re lab, please reach out to us.