Yu (Tony) Tang
Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Research Lab: Innovations in Neurodevelopmental Sensory Processing Research (insp!re)
Year of Entry: 2023
My research interests focus on children’s development and the support needed for neurodivergent individuals throughout their life cycles. Some of the specific aspects of my inquiries include: What are protective (predictive) factors that can enhance the developmental outcomes of autistic children? What are the factors that can mediate the risk factors of disadvantaged autistic children? What are protective factors that can promote appropriate sexuality and self-identity development for autistic children and youth? What are factors that can foster autonomy and meaningful occupational engagement among autistic children and youth? How to create culturally attuned sensory and occupation-based assessment tools for different age groups?
I am thrilled to be a part of the insp!re lab under the supervision of Dr. Baranek and wish to discover meaningful findings through the lens of occupational science and other interdisciplinary collaborations.