Grace Baranek

Expert in autism, sensory issues and pediatrics

Associate Dean, Chair, and Professor

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


  • Autism
  • Disability
  • Pediatrics
  • Play
  • Sensory issues

Additional Information

  • Researcher on functional effects of sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous research projects (as PI or Co-PI) funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education, the Autism Speaks Foundation, and the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member of national working groups of the National Academy of Science and the NIH to establish guidelines for evidence-based practices for children with ASD
  • Lead author of the First Year Inventory, a screening tool for infants aged 9-15 months who are at risk for a later diagnosis of ASD


  • Polish

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