Laurie McLay

Senior LecturerDr Laurie McLay

Programme Coordinator - Specialist Teaching
Waimairi 121
Internal Phone: 93522

Qualifications & Awards

Research Interests

My research interests include investigating the effectiveness of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. This includes research into preference-enhanced communication systems, treatments for sleep disturbance in children with autism, the effects of video self-modelling, and Functional Behavioural Assessment.

Recent Publications

  • Zhang D., Roche L., Bartl-Pokorny KD., Krieber M., McLay L., Bölte S., Poustka L., Sigafoos J., Gugatschka M. and Einspieler C. (2018) Response to name and its value for the early detection of developmental disorders: Insights from autism spectrum disorder, Rett syndrome, and fragile X syndrome. A perspectives paper. Research in Developmental Disabilities http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.04.004.
  • France KG. and McLay L. (2017) FBA for sleep with clinically complex children with autism: lessons from experienced and new clinicians. Prague, Czech Republic: World Sleep Congress 2017, 7-11 Oct 2017
  • Lang R., McLay LK., Carnett A., Ledbetter-Cho K., Sun X. and Lancioni G. (2017) Complications and side effects associated with a lack of toileting skills. In Matson J (Ed.), Clinical Guide to Toilet Training Children: Autism and Child Psychopathology Series. New York: Springer.
  • McLay L. and Blampied NM. (2017) Toilet training: Strategies involving modeling and modifications of the physical environment.. In Matson JL (Ed.), Clinical guide to toilet training children: 143-168. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.
  • McLay L. and France KG. (2017) Using functional behavioral assessment to inform treatments for unwanted co-sleeping in children with autism. Prague, Czech Republic: World Sleep Congress, 7-11 Oct 2017