Faculty Mentor: Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Year of Entry: 2016
I am a third year PhD student in Occupational Science. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. I have clinical experience working as a pediatric occupational therapist within clinic, therapeutic school and residential treatment settings, with a focus on sensory integration. My research interests lie at the intersection of sensory processing and social-emotional development in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
2013 | Worcester State University
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
2006 | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Campi, E., Sideris, J., Holland, C., Sopkin, E., Chen, Y.-J., Choi, E., Agostine, S., Bristol, S., Dallman, A., Wiles, A., Watson, L., Crais, E., & Baranek, G. (2020). Caregiver stress & the association between clinically observed and caregiver-reported sensory responsiveness. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4_Supplement_1), 7411505245. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9209 Show abstract
Sensory-processing challenges are measured by caregiver report and clinician observation and affect many people with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers. It is unclear how caregiver stress influences the correlation between scores on caregiver reports and observational measures. The present analysis explored correlations between two formats of tools to assess sensory processing and indicated that caregiver stress moderates the association between sensory-seeking scores on the measures.