University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Dean, Chair and Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Biography

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.

Beginning in 2003, Dr. Baranek was the Principal Investigator of the Sensory Experiences Project funded by the National Institute Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The 10-year study totaling more than $4.5M in NICHD grant funding aimed to explain the developmental course, mechanisms and functional effects of sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory features are highly prevalent in children with ASD and may impact daily activities, routines and social participation.

During her career, Dr. Baranek has served as either the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator of extramural grants funded by the NIH/NICHD, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education, the Autism Speaks Foundation, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has been a member of working groups of the National Academy of Science and the NIH to establish guidelines for evidence-based practices for children with ASD.

She has co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed articles in interdisciplinary publications including Autism Research, Autism, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). She is also the lead author of the First Years Inventory, a screening tool for infants aged 9-15 months who are at risk for a later diagnosis of ASD.

In 2016, Dr. Baranek was a co-recipient of the AOTA Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award and in 2013 she received the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Editor’s Award. She has received the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) A. Jean Ayres Award and in 2008 she was inducted into the AOTF Academy of Research. She is also a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology
1996 | University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology
1993 | University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
1981 | University of Illinois at the Medical Center

Publications

2019

Journal Articles

Baranek, G. T., Carlson, M., Sideris, J., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Williams, K. L., & Bulluck, J. (2019). Longitudinal assessment of stability of sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities. Autism Research, 12(1), 100–111. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2008 Show abstract

2018

Book Chapters

Watson, L. R., Nowell, S. W., Crais, E. R., Baranek, G. T., Wakeford, L., & Turner-Brown, L. (2018). Supporting families of infants at-risk for ASD identified through community screening and surveillance. In M. Siller & L. Morgan (Eds.), Handbook of parent-implemented interventions for very young children with autism (pp. 25-43). Switzerland: Springer International. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90994-3_2 Show abstract

Journal Articles

Williams, K. L., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J., & Baranek, G. T. (2018). Sensory features as predictors of adaptive behaviors: A comparative longitudinal study of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 81, 103-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.07.002 Show abstract

Boyd, B. A., Watson, L. R., Reszka, S. S., Sideris, J., Alessandri, M., Baranek, G. T., Crais, E. R., Donaldson, A., Gutierrez, A., Johnson, L., & Belardi, K. (2018). Efficacy of the ASAP intervention for preschoolers with ASD: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(9), 3144–3162. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3584-z Show abstract

Failla, M. D., Moana-Filho, E. J., Essick, G. K., Baranek, G. T., Rogers, B. P., & Cascio, C. J. (2018). Initially intact neural responses to pain in autism are diminished during sustained pain. Autism, 22(6), 669-683. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361317696043 Show abstract

Nowell, S. W., Watson, L. R., Faldowski, R. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2018). An initial psychometric evaluation of the Joint Attention Protocol. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(6), 1932–1944. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3458-9 Show abstract

Zhang, W., Baranek, G. T., & Boyd, B. (2018). Brief report: Factors associated with emergency department visits for epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(5), 1854-1860. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3433-5 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Woynaroski, T. G., Nowell, S., Turner-Brown, L., DuBay, M., Crais, E. R., & Watson, L. R. (2018). Cascading effects of attention disengagement and sensory seeking on social symptoms in a community sample of infants at-risk for a future diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2017.08.006 Show abstract

2017

Journal Articles

Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., Baranek, G. T., Turner-Brown, L., Sideris, J., Wakeford, L., Kinard, J., Reznick, J. S., Martin, K. L., & Nowell, S. W. (2017). Parent-mediated intervention for one-year-olds screened as at-risk for autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(11), 3520-3540. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3268-0 Show abstract

Wilson, K. P., Carter, M. W., Wiener, H. L., DeRamus, M. L., Bulluck, J. C., Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2017). Object play in infants with autism spectrum disorder: A longitudinal retrospective video analysis. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2396941517713186 Show abstract

Uljarević, M., Baranek, G. T., Vivanti, G., Hedley, D., Hudry, K., & Lane, A. (2017). Heterogeneity of sensory features in autism spectrum disorder: Challenges and perspectives for future research. Autism Research, 10(5), 703-710. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1747 Show abstract

Belardi, K., Watson, L. R., Faldowski, R. A., Hazlett, H., Crais, E., Baranek, G. T., McComish, C., Patten, E., & Oller, D. K. (2017). A retrospective video analysis of canonical babbling and volubility in infants with Fragile X syndrome at 9–12 months of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(4), 1193-1206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3033-4 Show abstract

Zhang, W., Mason, A. E., Boyd, B., Sikich, L., & Baranek, G. T. (2017). A rural-urban comparison in emergency department visits for U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 590-598. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2982-3 Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., Boyd, B. A., Williams, K. L., Faldowski, R. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2017). Sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder at home. Autism, 21(2), 142-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361316632710 Show abstract

Kinard, J. L., Sideris, J., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Crais, E. R., Wakeford, L., & Turner-Brown, L. (2017). Predictors of parent responsiveness to 1-year-olds at-risk for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(1), 172-186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2944-9 Show abstract

2016

Journal Articles

Ausderau, K. K., Sideris, J., Little, L. M., Furlong, M., Bulluck, J. C., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Sensory subtypes and associated outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 9(12), 1316-1327. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1626 Show abstract

Cascio, C. J., Woynaroski, T., Baranek, G. T., & Wallace, M. T. (2016). Toward an interdisciplinary approach to understanding sensory function in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 9(9), 920-925. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1612 Show abstract

Zhang, W., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). The impact of insurance coverage types on access to and utilization of health services for U.S. children with autism. Psychiatric Services, 67(8), 908-911. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500206 Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., Schultz, B., Watson, L. R., Zhang, W., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Development and pilot of the Caregiver Strategies Inventory. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(4), 7004360010p1-6. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.019901 Show abstract

Cascio, C. J., Lorenzi, J., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Self-reported pleasantness ratings and examiner-coded defensiveness in response to touch in children with ASD: Effects of stimulus material and bodily location. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(5), 1528-1537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1961-1 Show abstract

Sabatos-DeVito, M., Schipul, S. E., Bulluck, J. C., Belger, A., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Eye tracking reveals impaired attentional disengagement associated with sensory response patterns in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1319-1333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2681-5 Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., Baranek, G. T., & Fox, L. (2016). Longitudinal predictors of outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder: Systematic review. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 36(2), 55-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449216650182 Show abstract

2015

Journal Articles

Little, L. M., Ausderau, K., Sideris, J., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Activity participation and sensory features among children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(9), 2981-2990. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2460-3 Show abstract

Dykstra Steinbrenner, J. R., Watson, L. R., Boyd, B. A., Wilson, K. P., Crais, E. R., Baranek, G. T., Flippin, M., & Flagler, S. (2015). Developing feasible and effective school-based interventions for children with ASD: A case study of the iterative development process. Journal of Early Intervention, 37(1), 23-43. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053815115588827 Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., Schultz, B., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Observational characterization of sensory interests, repetitions, and seeking behaviors. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(3), 6903220010p1-9. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.015081 Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., Dickie, V. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Sensory experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder: In their own words. Autism, 19(3), 316-326. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361314520756 Show abstract

Donkers, F. C., Schipul, S. E., Baranek, G. T., Cleary, K. M., Willoughby, M. T., Evans, A. M., Bulluck, J. C., Lovmo, J. E., & Belger, A. (2015). Attenuated auditory event-related potentials and associations with atypical sensory response patterns in children with autism. Autism, 45(2), 506-523. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1948-y Show abstract

Kirby, A. V., White, T. J., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Caregiver strain and sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(1), 32-45. https://doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-120.1.32 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Turner-Brown, L., Field, S. H., Crais, E. R., Wakeford, L., Little, L. M., & Reznick, J. S. (2015). Preliminary efficacy of adapted responsive teaching for infants at risk of autism spectrum disorder in a community sample. Autism Research and Treatment, 2015(386951), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/386951 Show abstract

2014

Book Chapters

Baranek, G. T., Little, L. M., Parham, L. D., Ausderau, K. K., & Sabatos-DeVito, M. G. (2014). Sensory features in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In F. R. Volkmar, S. J. Rogers, R. Paul, & K. A. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Vol. 2: Assessment, interventions and policy (4th ed., pp. 378-408). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Full text

Journal Articles

Patten, E., Watson, L. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). Temporal synchrony detection and associations with language in young children with ASD. Autism Research and Treatment, 2014(678346), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/678346 Show abstract

Patten, E., Belardi, K., Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Labban, J. D., & Oller, D. K. (2014). Vocal patterns in infants with autism spectrum disorder: Canonical babbling status and vocalization frequency. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(10), 2413-2428. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2047-4 Show abstract

Crais, E. R., McComish, C. S., Humphreys, B. P., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Reznick, J. S., Christian, R. B., & Earls, M. (2014). Pediatric healthcare professionals' views on autism spectrum disorder screening at 12-18 months. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(9), 2311-2328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2101-2 Show abstract

Ausderau, K. K., Furlong, M., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J., Little, L. M., Watson, L. R., Boyd, B. A., Belger, A., Dickie, V. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). Sensory subtypes in children with autism spectrum disorder: Latent profile transition analysis using a national survey of sensory features. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 55(8), 935-944. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12219 Show abstract

Freuler, A. C., Baranek, G. T., Tashjian, C., Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., & Turner-Brown, L. M. (2014). Parent reflections of experiences of participating in a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention for infants at risk of autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18(5), 519-528. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361313483928 Show abstract

Ausderau, K., Sideris, J., Furlong, M., Little, L. M., Bulluck, J., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). National survey of sensory features in children with ASD: Factor structure of the sensory experience questionnaire (3.0). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(4), 915-925. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1945-1 Show abstract

Little, L. M., Sideris, J., Ausderau, K., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). Activity participation among children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(2), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009894 Show abstract

2013

Journal Articles

Turner-Brown, L. M., Baranek, G. T., Reznick, J. S., Watson, L. R., & Crais, E. R. (2013). The First Year Inventory: A longitudinal follow-up of 12-month-old to 3-year-old children. Autism, 17(5), 527-540. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361312439633 Show abstract

Patten, E., Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., & Schultz, B. (2013). Child and family characteristics influencing intervention choices in autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 28(3), 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357612468028 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Boyd, B. A., Poe, M. D., David, F. J., & McGuire, L. (2013). Hyporesponsiveness to social and nonsocial sensory stimuli in children with autism, children with developmental delays, and typically developing children. Development and Psychopathology, 25(2), 307-320. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579412001071 Show abstract

Roberts, J. E., Long, A. C., McCary, L. M., Quady, A. N., Rose, B. S., Widrick, D., & Baranek, G. T. (2013). Cardiovascular and behavioral response to auditory stimuli in boys with fragile x syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(3), 276-284. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jss114 Show abstract

Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., Baranek, G. T., Dykstra, J. R., & Wilson, K. P. (2013). Communicative gesture use in infants with and without autism: A retrospective home video study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(1), 25-39. https://doi.org/10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0145) Show abstract

Patten, E., Ausderau, K. K., Watson, L. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2013). Sensory response patterns in nonverbal children with ASD. Autism Research and Treatment, 2013(436286), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/436286 Show abstract

2012

Journal Articles

David, F. J., Baranek, G. T., Wiesen, C., Miao, A. F., & Thorpe, D. E. (2012). Coordination of precision grip in 2-6 years-old children with autism spectrum disorders compared to children developing typically and children with developmental disabilities. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 122. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2012.00122 Show abstract

Siller, M., Morgan, L., Turner-Brown, L., Baggett, K. M., Baranek, G. T., Brian, J., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A. S., Crais, E. R., Estes, A., Kasari, C., Landa, R. J., & Lord, C. (2012). Designing studies to evaluate parent-mediated interventions for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Early Intervention, 35(4), 355-377. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053815114542507 Show abstract

Brock, M. E., Freuler, A., Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Poe, M. D., & Sabatino, A. (2012). Temperament and sensory features of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(11), 2271-2284. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1472-5 Show abstract

Freuler, A., Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Boyd, B. A., & Bulluck, J. C. (2012). Precursors and trajectories of sensory features: Qualitative analysis of infant home videos. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(5), e81-84. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004465 Show abstract

Watson, L. R., Roberts, J. E., Baranek, G. T., Mandulak, K. C., & Dalton, J. C. (2012). Behavioral and physiological responses to child-directed speech of children with autism spectrum disorders or typical development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(8), 1616-1629. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1401-z Show abstract

Cascio, C. J., Moana-Filho, E. J., Guest, S., Nebel, M. B., Weisner, J., Baranek, G. T., & Essick, G. K. (2012). Perceptual and neural response to affective tactile texture stimulation in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 5(4), 231-244. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1224 Show abstract

Poon, K. K., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., & Poe, M. D. (2012). To what extent do joint attention, imitation, and object play behaviors in infancy predict later communication and intellectual functioning in ASD? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(6), 1064-1074. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1349-z Show abstract

Dykstra, J. R., Boyd, B. A., Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2012). The impact of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention on preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 16(1), 27-44. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361311408933 Show abstract

Bagby, M. S., Dickie, V. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2012). How sensory experiences of children with and without autism affect family occupations. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(1), 78-86. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.000604 Show abstract

2011

Book Chapters

Wakeford, L., & Baranek, G. T. (2011). Occupational therapy. In D. G. Amaral, G. Dawson, & D. H. Geschwind (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders (pp. 1113-1128). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Full text

Journal Articles

Watson, L. R., Patten, E., Baranek, G. T., Poe, M., Boyd, B. A., Freuler, A., & Lorenzi, J. (2011). Differential associations between sensory response patterns and language, social, and communication measures in children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(6), 1562-1576. https://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0029) Show abstract

Little, L. M., Freuler, A. C., Houser, M. B., Guckian, L., Carbine, K., David, F. J., & Baranek, G. T. (2011). Psychometric validation of the Sensory Experiences Questionnaire. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(2), 207-210. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2011.000844 Show abstract

2010

Journal Articles

Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Roberts, J. E., David, F. J., & Perryman, T. Y. (2010). Behavioral and physiological responses to child-directed speech as predictors of communication outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53(4), 1052-1064. https://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2009/09-0096) Show abstract

Boyd, B. A., Baranek, G. T., Sideris, J., Poe, M. D., Watson, L. R., Patten, E., & Miller, H. (2010). Sensory features and repetitive behaviors in children with autism and developmental delays. Autism Research, 3(2), 78-87. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.124 Show abstract

2009

Journal Articles

Boyd, B. A., McBee, M., Holtzclaw, T., Baranek, G. T., & Bodfish, J. W. (2009). Relationships among repetitive behaviors, sensory features, and executive functions in high functioning autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3(4), 959-966. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2009.05.003 Show abstract

Roberts, J. E., Mankowski, J. B., Sideris, J., Goldman, B. D., Hatton, D. D., Mirrett, P. L., Baranek, G. T., Reznick, J. S., Long, A. C., & Bailey Jr, D. B. (2009). Trajectories and predictors of the development of very young boys with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(8), 827-836. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsn129 Show abstract

David, F. J., Baranek, G. T., Giuliani, C. A., Mercer, V. S., Poe, M. D., & Thorpe, D. E. (2009). A pilot study: Coordination of precision grip in children and adolescents with high functioning autism. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21(2), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181a3afc2 Show abstract

Losh, M., Adolphs, R., Poe, M. D., Couture, S., Penn, D., Baranek, G. T., & Piven, J. (2009). Neuropsychological profile of autism and the broad autism phenotype. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66(5), 518-526. https://doi.org/10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.34 Show abstract

Dickie, V. A., Baranek, G. T., Schultz, B., Watson, L. R., & McComish, C. S. (2009). Parent reports of sensory experiences of preschool children with and without autism: A qualitative study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(2), 172-181. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.63.2.172 Show abstract

Crais, E. R., Watson, L. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2009). Use of gesture development in profiling children's prelinguistic communication skills. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 95-108. https://doi.org/10.1044/1058-0360(2008/07-0041) Show abstract

2008

Book Chapters

Baranek, G. T., Wakeford, L., & David, F. J. (2008). Understanding, assessing, and treating sensory-motor issues. In K. Chawarska, A. Klin, & F. R. Volkmar (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment (pp. 104-140). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Full text

Journal Articles

Tannan, V., Holden, J. K., Zhang, Z., Baranek, G. T., & Tommerdahl, M. A. (2008). Perceptual metrics of individuals with autism provide evidence for disinhibition. Autism Research, 1(4), 223-230. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.34 Show abstract

Shafritz, K. M., Dichter, G. S., Baranek, G. T., & Belger, A. (2008). The neural circuitry mediating shifts in behavioral response and cognitive set in autism. Biological Psychiatry, 63(10), 974-980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.06.028 Show abstract

Tommerdahl, M., Tannan, V., Holden, J. K., & Baranek, G. T. (2008). Absence of stimulus-driven synchronization effects on sensory perception in autism: Evidence for local underconnectivity? Behavioral and Brain Functions, 4, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-9081-4-19 Show abstract

Cascio, C., McGlone, F., Folger, S., Tannan, V., Baranek, G. T., Pelphrey, K. A., & Essick, G. (2008). Tactile perception in adults with autism: A multidimensional psychophysical study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(1), 127-137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0370-8 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Roberts, J. E., David, F. J., Sideris, J., Mirrett, P. L., Hatton, D. D., & Bailey Jr, D. B. (2008). Developmental trajectories and correlates of sensory processing in young boys with fragile X syndrome. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 28(1), 79-98. https://doi.org/10.1300/J006v28n01_06 Show abstract

2007

Journal Articles

Reznick, J. S., Baranek, G. T., Reavis, S., Watson, L. R., & Crais, E. R. (2007). A parent-report instrument for identifying one-year-olds at risk for an eventual diagnosis of autism: The First Year Inventory. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(9), 1691-1710. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0303-y Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Boyd, B. A., Poe, M. D., David, F. J., & Watson, L. R. (2007). Hyperresponsive sensory patterns in young children with autism, developmental delay, and typical development. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 112(4), 233-245. https://doi.org/10.1352/0895-8017(2007)112[233:HSPIYC]2.0.CO;2 Show abstract

Tommerdahl, M., Tannan, V., Cascio, C. J., Baranek, G. T., & Whitsel, B. L. (2007). Vibrotactile adaptation fails to enhance spatial localization in adults with autism. Brain Research, 1154, 116-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2007.04.032 Show abstract

Zwaigenbaum, L., Thurm, A., Stone, W., Baranek, G. T., Bryson, S., Iverson, J., Kau, A., Klin, A., Lord, C., Landa, R., Rogers, S., & Sigman, M. (2007). Studying the emergence of autism spectrum disorders in high-risk infants: Methodological and practical issues. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(3), 466-480. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0179-x Show abstract

Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Crais, E. R., Reznick, S. J., Dykstra, J., & Perryman, T. (2007). The First Year Inventory: Retrospective parent responses to a questionnaire designed to identify one-year-olds at risk for autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(1), 49-61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0334-4 Show abstract

2006

Journal Articles

Crais, E. R., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., & Reznick, J. S. (2006). Early identification of autism: How early can we go? Seminars in Speech and Language, 27(3), 143-160. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2006-948226 Show abstract

Colgan, S. E., Lanter, E., McComish, C., Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., & Baranek, G. T. (2006). Analysis of social interaction gestures in infants with autism. Child Neuropsychology, 12(4-5), 307-319. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297040600701360 Show abstract

Walz, N. C., & Baranek, G. T. (2006). Sensory processing patterns in persons with Angelman syndrome. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(4), 472-479. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.60.4.472 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., David, F. J., Poe, M. D., Stone, W. L., & Watson, L. R. (2006). Sensory Experiences Questionnaire: Discriminating sensory features in young children with autism, developmental delays, and typical development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 47(6), 591-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01546.x Show abstract

2005

Book Chapters

Baranek, G. T., Parham, L. D., & Bodfish, J. W. (2005). Sensory and motor features in autism: Assessment and intervention. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, A. Klin, & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Vol. 2: Assessment, interventions, and policy (3rd ed., pp. 831-857). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Articles

Baranek, G. T., Danko, C. D., Skinner, M. L., Bailey Jr., D. B., Hatton, D. D., Roberts, J. E., & Mirrett, P. L. (2005). Video analysis of sensory-motor features in infants with fragile X syndrome at 9-12 months of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35(5), 645-656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-005-0008-7 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Barnett, C. R., Adams, E. M., Wolcott, N. A., Watson, L. R., & Crais, E. R. (2005). Object play in infants with autism: Methodological issues in retrospective video analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(1), 20-30. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.59.1.20 Show abstract

2003

Journal Articles

Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., & DiLavore, P. C. (2003). Toddlers with autism: Developmental perspectives. Infants & Young Children, 16(3), 201-214. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001163-200307000-00003 Show abstract

2002

Journal Articles

Baranek, G. T. (2002). Efficacy of sensory and motor interventions for children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 32(5), 397-422. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020541906063 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Chin, Y. H., Hess, L. M., Yankee, J. G., Hatton, D. D., & Hooper, S. R. (2002). Sensory processing correlates of occupational performance in children with fragile X syndrome: Preliminary findings. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56(5), 538-546. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.56.5.538 Show abstract

2001

Book Chapters

Baranek, G. T., Reinhartsen, D., & Wannamaker, S. (2001). Play: Engaging young children with autism. In R. A. Heubner (Ed.), Autism: A sensorimotor approach to management (pp. 313-351). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen.

2000

Journal Articles

Wood, W., Nielson, C., Humphry, R., Coppola, S., Baranek, G. T., & Rourk, J. (2000). A curricular renaissance: Graduate education centered on occupation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54(6), 586-597. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.54.6.586 Show abstract

Hooper, S. R., Hatton, D. D., Baranek, G. T., Roberts, J. P., & Bailey, D. B. (2000). Nonverbal assessment of IQ, attention, and memory abilities in children with fragile-X syndrome using the Leiter-R. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 18(3), 255-267. https://doi.org/10.1177/073428290001800305 Show abstract

Filipek, P. A., Accardo, P. J., Ashwal, S., Baranek, G. T., Cook Jr., E. H., Dawson, G., Gordon, B., Gravel, J. S., Johnson, C. P., Kallen, R. J., Levy, S. E., Minshew, N. J., Ozonoff, S., Prizant, B. M., Rapin, I., Rogers, S. J., Stone, W. L., Teplin, S. W., Tuchman, R. F., & Volkmar, F. R. (2000). Practice parameter: Screening and diagnosis of autism: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. Neurology, 55(4), 468-479. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.55.4.468 Show abstract

1999

Journal Articles

Filipek, P. A., Accardo, P. J., Baranek, G. T., Cook Jr., E. H., Dawson, G., Gordon, B., Gravel, J. S., Johnson, C. P., Kallen, R. J., Levy, S. E., Minshew, N. J., Ozonoff, S., Prizant, B. M., Rapin, I., Rogers, S. J., Stone, W. L., Teplin, S., Tuchman, R. F., & Volkmar, F. R. (1999). The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 29(6), 439-484. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021943802493 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T. (1999). Autism during infancy: A retrospective video analysis of sensory-motor and social behaviors at 9-12 months of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 29(3), 213-224. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023080005650 Show abstract

1997

Journal Articles

Baranek, G. T., Foster, L. G., & Berkson, G. (1997). Sensory defensiveness in persons with developmental disabilities. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 17(3), 173-185. https://doi.org/10.1177/153944929701700302 Show abstract

Baranek, G. T., Foster, L. G., & Berkson, G. (1997). Tactile defensiveness and stereotyped behaviors. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51(2), 91-95. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.51.2.91 Show abstract

1995

Journal Articles

Berkson, G., Gutermuth, L., & Baranek, G. T. (1995). Relative prevalence and relations among stereotyped and similar behaviors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 100(2), 137-145. Full text Show abstract

1994

Journal Articles

Baranek, G. T., & Berkson, G. (1994). Tactile defensiveness in children with developmental disabilities: Responsiveness and habituation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24(4), 457-471. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02172128 Show abstract