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Sara McGrath

Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Program: School Program
Room: 819 Barnwell Street (Annex Building)

Sara McGrath is a School Psychology doctoral student from Durham, North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating Sara worked with Greensboro TEACCH on educating high school teachers who worked with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to create evidence-based goals and assist with transitioning to the work place. Sara then worked as Project Coordinator for Dr. Gary Martin's many research studies out of the UNC-CH who collaborated with Dr. Molly Losh out of Northwestern University. During her time as Project Coordinator, she studied the role autism behaviors played in a child's ability to repair communication breakdowns. Her research interests include analyzing reciprocal communication skills, attention difficulties, social anxiety and biophysiological processes of children and adolescents with ASD and/or FXS, and differentiating autistic behaviors in FXS. In her downtime, Sara enjoys reading, taking her puppy, Tyson, for a jog and catching up with friends.