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Sensory Subtypes in Autism: State of Evidence & Future Directions

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dr. Allison Lane is a professor at La Trobe University and the Deputy Director at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre in Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Dr. Lane was the first in the field to identify sensory subtypes in autism and explore their relationship to other child characteristics such as temperament. Alison’s studies show that sensory features in Autism vary reliably based on parent reports of the frequency of the behaviors and the sensory modalities affected. Further, these subtypes relate to distinct neural profiles and patterns of functional distress and indicate that solutions to sensory challenges in daily life should be customized to context and individual. During her talk, she will overview this research and then relate her findings to current cross-cultural clinical
practices.

Dr. Lane is committed to supporting clinicians to navigate the evidence informing practice for sensory processing challenges and will compare and contrast experiences in Australia and the United States.

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Medical Science Center
1300 University Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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Phone:
13104288398

Organizer

UW Occupational Therapy Program
Phone:
13104288398
Email:
kausderau@wisc.edu