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    Margaret M Manning PhD

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301
    Worcester MA 01655

        Academic Background


        B.A., Psychology, Pre-Medical program, Boston College, 2001
        M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005
        Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2008
        Post-Doctoral Training: Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School

        Current Appointments

        Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

        Research Interests:Meg Manning, Ph.D.

        Dr. Manning is a licensed psychologist who conducts assessments for a variety of research studies at the Shriver Center involving children with autism, intellectual disabilities, and Down syndrome. Her research interests also include family coping and adaptation to autism, and early identification and intervention for autism.

        Clinical/Professional Interests:

        Dr. Manning's professional interests include the assessment of autism and developmental disabilities, ADHD, learning disorders, social/emotional difficulties, play therapy, and working with children and families on toilet training, sleep, and behavioral management.

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        1. Manning MM, Wainwright L, Bennett J. The Double ABCX Model of Adaptation in Racially Diverse Families with a School-Age Child with Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Mar; 41(3):320-31.
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        2. Manning MM, Wainwright LD. The role of high level play as a predictor social functioning in autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2010 May; 40(5):523-33.
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