SEP Hosts Research Symposium at Gatlinburg Conference

The Sensory Experiences Project (SEP) team, led by Dr. Grace Baranek, recently hosted a research symposium, titled "Characterizing Sensory Features in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Behavior and Physiology," at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

SEP Hosts Research Symposium at Gatlinburg Conference click to enlarge Lauren Little, Anne Kirby, Sarah Schipul, Karla Ausderau, and Carissa Cascio at the Gatlinburg Conference.

An annual interdisciplinary research meeting, the Gatlinburg Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, from March 6-8

The SEP research symposium included presentations by Dr. Lauren Little (chair of symposium, SEP postdoc), Anne Kirby (doctoral student, Occupational Science), Dr. Sarah Schipul (CIDD postdoc), Dr. Karla Ausderau (Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin at Madison), and Dr. Carissa Cascio (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University).  Dr. Jim Bodfish (Professor, Vanderbilt University) acted as the symposium discussant.

Dr. Little and Dr. Schipul received Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Travel Awards and Anne Kirby received a David Zeaman Graduate Travel Award.

The group of papers addressed a diverse array of research related to sensory features of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, including behavioral coding measures, activity participation, and ERP responses during auditory processing.

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