- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 13/12/1999
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland, 10/07/1990
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), University of Queensland, 03/05/1991
- autism spectrum disorder
- occupational therapy
- sensory subtypes
My name is Alison Lane and I study sensory features in Autism Spectrum Disorder at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The focus of my work to date has been to identify sensory subtypes in Autism. My studies show that sensory features in Autism vary on the basis of parent reports of the frequency of the behaviours and the sensory modalities affected. Further, these subtypes relate to distinct neural profiles and patterns of challenging behaviours. My current work seeks to validate the use of sensory features as a method of classifying individuals with Autism into clinically meaningful phenotypes. To this end, I am involved in studies examining neurophysiological variation in sensory subtypes (e.g. using event-related potentials, heart rate and electrodermal responsivity). Future studies will explore differential response to treatment in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder based on sensory subtype classification and chart the emergence of sensory subtypes pre-diagnostically in early childhood.
Fields of Research
|170112||Sensory Processes, Perception And Performance||60|
|110321||Rehabilitation And Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)||40|
- child development
- evidence based practice
- neurodevelopmental disability
- occupational therapy
- professional practice
- research methods
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Journal article (25 outputs)
|2014||Eldridge J, Lane AE, Belkin M, Dennis S, 'Robust features for the automatic identification of autism spectrum disorder in children.', J Neurodev Disord, 6 12 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Lane AE, Geraghty ME, Young GS, Rostorfer JL, 'Problem eating behaviors in autism spectrum disorder are associated with suboptimal daily nutrient intake and taste/smell sensitivity', Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition, 6 172-180 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Lane AE, Molloy CA, Bishop SL, 'Classification of children with autism spectrum disorder by sensory subtype: A case for sensory-based phenotypes', Autism Research, 7 322-333 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Lane AE, Heathcock JC, 'Early sensory-motor signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for clinical practice', Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly, 37 1-3 (2014) [C3]|
|2014||Schaaf RC, Lane AE, 'Toward a Best-Practice Protocol for Assessment of Sensory Features in ASD', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (2014)|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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2015 (1 grants)
International Meeting for Autism Research, Utah USA, 14-16 May 2015$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
|Number of current supervisions||1|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||0.7|
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|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2015||2018||PhD (Occupational Therapy)||Principal Supervisor||Preliminary Investigation of Sensory Features and Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Pre-Term Infants in the First Year of Life|