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Laurel Wainwright

Title: Department Chairman

Phone: 617.287.6376


Department: Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Neuropsychological, social and educational aspects of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders; coping in families with children diagnosed with ASD.


PhD, Boston University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Laurel Wainwright's research interests focus on children with a diagnosis of autism and their families.  Recent work in her lab has included identifying areas of functional strengths for children on the autism spectrum as well as determining how families are coping as their children on the spectrum move into school age.  Dr. Wainwright is also interested in the ways in which typical school age children gain comfort with math skills to obtain fluency with math concepts.

Teaching interests:

Statistics (Psych 370 and Psych 670)