Academy of Research

Grace T. Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Dr. Baranek is Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Her research/clinical interests are in the areas of "early Identification and intervention for children with autism and related developmental disorders; sensory features in individuals with autism - their underlying mechanisms, development, and effects on daily activities and social participation outcomes."  (Retrieved on December 18, 2014 from 



Selected References

Baranek, GT, Watson, LR, Boyd, BA, Poe, MD, David, FJ & 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, 307-320. 


Baranek, GT, Roberts, J., David, FJ, Sideris, J, Mirrett, PL, Hatton, DD & Bailey, 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. 


Little, LM, Sideris, J, Ausderau, K & Baranek, GT.  (2014). Activity participation among children with autism spectrum disorder.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 477-485.