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

  • France KG. and McLay L. (2017) FBA for sleep with clinically complex children with autism: lessons from experienced and new clinicians. Prague: World Sleep Congress, 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: World Sleep Congress, 7-11 Oct 2017
  • McLay L., France K., Blampied N., Danna K. and Hunter J. (2017) Using Functional Behavioral Assessment to Develop a Multicomponent Treatment for Sleep Problems in a 3-Year-Old Boy with Autism. Clinical Case Studies 16(3): 254-270.