|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Communication success and AAC: A model of symbol acquisition||Brady, Nancy||University of Kansas|
|Making words meet: Using computerized feedback to facilitate word combinations in children with ASD||DeThorne, Laura||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Contingency analyses of observing and attending in intellectual disabilities||Dube, William||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Visualizing voice||Hailpern, Joshua||University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|
|Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules||Hayes, Gillian||University of California, Irvine|
|Developmental and augmented intervention for facilitating expressive language||Kasari, Connie; Kaiser, Ann; Landa, Rebecca; Murphy, Susan||University of California, Los Angeles; Vanderbilt University; Kennedy Krieger Institute; University of Michigan|
|Relational stimulus control management in neurodevelopmental disabilities||Lionello-Denolf, Karen||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|A novel parent directed intervention to enhance language development in nonverbal children with ASD||Patterson, Stephanie||University of California, Los Angeles|
|A randomized controlled trial of two treatments for verbal communication||Paul, Rhea; Volkmar, Fred||Yale Child Study Center|
|Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders||Sabbague, Mireille||Adelphi University|
|Do animations facilitate symbol understanding in children with autism?||Schlosser, Ralf||Northeastern University|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include:
|4.S.G. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.
Progress: Between 11 and 16 studies were funded annually in the years 2010-2012, but results will not be available for at least two years.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: The field of research on non-verbal patients with ASD is growing, yet still requires significant work and future investment. ASD research has historically concentrated on verbal individuals and adults, which highlights the need for increased research on minimally verbal populations.