SEP Research Articles

Publications and Papers in Press

*articles below are in chronological order; those with [Web Page or MS Word or AdobePDF] links have a brief summary available; if you would like to see ONLY those with a summary, click here

David, F.J., Baranek, G.T., Wiesen, C., Miao, A., & Thorpe, D.E. (2013). Coordination of precision grip in 2-6 year-old children with autism spectrum disorders compared to children developing typically and children with developmental disabilities. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 1-13.

Baranek, G. T., Watson, L. R., Boyd, B. A., Poe, M. D., David, F. J., & McGuire, L. (in press). Hyporesponsiveness to social and nonsocial sensory stimuli in children with autism, children with developmental delays, and typically developing children. Development & Psychopathology. (41 manuscript pages). [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

Watson, L. R., Crais, E. R., Baranek, G. T., Dykstra, J. R. & Wilson, K. P. (in press, Epub ahead of print 2012.) Communicative gesture use in infants with autism: A retrospective home video study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (42 manuscript pages).

Bagby, M., Dickie, V., & Baranek, G.T. (2012). How sensory experiences in children with and without autism affect family occupations. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(1), 78-86. [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

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 and developmental delays. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(11), 2271-84. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1472-5. [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

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), 231-44. doi: 10.1002/aur.1224.

Dyksta, J., 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: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 16, pp. 27-44.

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), 81-4.  Special Issue on Autism. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.004465 [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

Patten, E., Baranek, G.T., Watson, L.R., & Schultz, B.S. (2012). Child and family characteristics influencing intervention choices in autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Advance online publication.
doi: 10.1177/1088357612468028 [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

Poon, K. Watson, L.R. & Baranek, G.T. & Poe, M.D. (2012). How 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. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1349-z. [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

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 social-communication measures in children with autism and developmental disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 54(6), 1562-1576. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0029) PMCID: PMC3325756. [Web Page or  Adobe PDF]

Little, L.M., Freuler, A.C., Houser, M., 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. (NICHMSID: 290149) [Web Page or Adobe PDF]

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. (NIHMSID: 245637)  [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Roberts, J. E., David, F. J., & Perryman, T. P. (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. (PMID: 20631229)

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. NIHMSID: NIHMS68388 [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

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.  [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

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

Baranek, G., Wakeford, L., & David, F. (2008). Understanding, assessing, and treating sensory-motor issues. In K. Chawarska, A. Klin, & F. Volmar (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment (pp. 104-140). New York: The Guildford Press.

Boyd, B.A., Conroy, M.A., Asmus, J.M., McKenney, E. L.W., & Mancil, G.R. (2008). Descriptive Analysis of Classroom Setting Events on the Social Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 43, 186-197.

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):974-80

Baranek, G.T., Boyd, B., Poe, M., David, F. & Watson, L. (2007). Hyperresponsive sensory patterns in young children with autism, developmental delay, and typical development. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 112(4), 233-245.

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.

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.

van der Stelt, O. & Belger, A. (2007). Application of electroencephalography to the study of cognitive and brain functions in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33(4), 955-970.

Watson, L.R., Baranek, G.T., Crais, E.R., Reznick, J.S., 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. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Zwaigenbaum, L., Thurm, A., Stone, W., Baranek, G.T., Bryson, S., Iverson, J., Kau, A., Klin, A., Landa, R., Lord, C., 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.

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, 47(6), 591-601. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Colgan, S., 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)/, 307-319. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

van der Stelt, O., Lieberman, J.L., Belger, A. (2006). Attentional modulation of early-stage visual processing in schizophrenia. Brain Research, 1125(1), 194-198. PMCID: PMC1933501

Walz, N. & Baranek, G.T. (2006). Sensory processing patterns in individuals with Angelman syndrome. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(4), 472-479.

Baranek, G.T., Barnett, C., Adams, E., Wolcott, N., Watson, L., & Crais, E. (2005). Object play in infants with autism: methodological issues in retrospective video analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 20-30. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T., Danko, C.D., Skinner, M.L., Bailey, 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.

Baranek, G.T., Parham, L.D., & Bodfish, J.W. (2005). Sensory and motor features in autism: Assessment and intevention. In F. Vokmar, A. Klin, & R. Paul (Eds.), Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Vol. 2. Assessment, Interventions and Policy (3rd Edition, pp. 831-857). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Boyd, B.A., Alter, P.J., & Conroy, M.A. (2005). Using their interests: A novel strategy for increasing the social behaviors of young children with autism. Beyond Behavior, 14(3), 3-9.

Mitchell, T., Inan S., Bizzell, J., Song A., & Belger, A. (2005). Functional magnetic resonance imaging measures of automatic and controlled auditory processing. NeuroReport, 16(5), 457-461).

Watson, L. R., Lanter, E., McComish, C., & Roy, V. P. (2004). Enhancing the communication development of toddlers with autism. Romanian Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies / Revista Româna de Psihoterapii Cognitive si Comportamentale, 4(2), 179-201.

Watson, L. R., Baranek, G.T., & DiLavore, P.C. (2003). Toddlers with Autism: Developmental perspectives. Infants and Young Children, 16, 201-214. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T., (2002). Efficacy of sensory and motor interventions in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 32(5), 397-422. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Watson, L. R. (2001). Issues in early comprehension development of children with autism. In E. Schopler, N. Yirmiya, C. Shulman , & L. Marcus, (eds.), The research basis of autism intervention (pp. 135-150). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T. (2000, Winter). The early identification of autism. DD Research Digest, North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Research Consortium, 1 (2), 1.

Watson, L. R., & Ozonoff, S. (2000). Pervasive developmental disorders. Layton, T. L., Watson, L. R., & Crais, E. (Eds.), Handbook of early language impairments: Volume I: Nature (pp. 109-161). Albany, NY: Delmar. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

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, 213-224. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T., (1998, June). Sensory processing in persons with autism and developmental disabilities: Considerations for research and clinical practice. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Newsletter, American Occupational Therapy Association, 21 (2), 1-4. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Watson, L. R. (1998). Following the child's lead: Mothers' interactions with children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 28, 51-59. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T., Foster, L.G., & Berkson, G. (1997). Tactile defensiveness and stereotyped behaviors. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 91-95. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Baranek, G.T., Foster, L.E.,, & Berkson, G. (1997). Sensory defensiveness in persons with developmental disabilities. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 17, 173-185. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]

Watson, L. R. (1995). Enhancing communication in nonverbal children with autism. In K. A. Quill (Ed.), Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization (pp. 73-103). New York: Delmar. [Web Page or MS Word format or Adobe PDF]