Lindsay McCary, PhD
Lindsay M. McCary, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Autism Treatment Programs and the director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She received her PhD in school psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed a two-year combined research and clinical fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome. Her research and clinical interests include early detection of autism in high-risk populations, early childhood assessment and patient-centered models of care.
Professional Certifications and Education
- PhD, School Psychology, University of South Carolina
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, University of South Carolina
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
- APA Internship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
- Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Affiliate, Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Program
Lindsay McCary’s research focuses on the behavioral phenotype of fragile X syndrome and the FMR1 premutation including comorbidities and early developmental trajectories. Currently, she is the sub-investigator for a clinical trial in children and adolescents with Down syndrome.
Roberts JE, Tonnsen BL, McCary LM, Caravella KE, Shinkareva SV. (2016). Brief Report: Autism Symptoms in Infants with Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(12):3830-3837.
Roberts JE, McCary LM, Shinkareva SV, Bailey DB Jr. (2016). Infant development in fragile X syndrome: Cross-syndrome comparisons. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(6), 2088-99. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2737-1.
Roberts, JE, Tonnsen, BL, McCary, LM, Ford, AL, Golden, RN, & Bailey, DB, Jr. (2016). Trajectory and predictors of depression and anxiety disorders in mothers with the FMR1 premutation. Biological Psychiatry, 79(10), 850-7. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.07.015
Kover ST, McCary LM, Ingram AM, Hatton DD, Roberts JE. (2015). Language development in infants and toddlers with fragile x syndrome: change over time and the role of attention. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(2):125-44. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.2.125
McCary LM, Roberts JE. (2013) Early identification of autism in fragile X syndrome: a review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57(9):803-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01609.x.
McCary, L.M., Machlin, L., & Roberts, J.E. (2013). The development of adaptive behavior in boys with fragile X syndrome and boys with autism. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 59(2), 67-79.
Roberts JE, Long AC, McCary LM, Quady A, Rose B, Widrick D, Baranek G. (2013). Cardiovascular and behavioral response to auditory stimuli in boys with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(3), 276-84.
McCary, L.M., Grefer, M., Mounts, M., Robinson, A., Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J. (2012). The importance of differential diagnosis in neurodevelopmental disorders: Implications for IDEIA. The School Psychologist, 66(2).