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Question 4: Short-term Objective G  

Fiscal Year: 2010

New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4SG. Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include: o Projects examining service-provision models that enhance access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports in both classroom and adult service-provision settings, such as residential service-provision and the impact of such access on quality of life, communication, and behavior; o Studies of novel treatment approaches that facilitate communication skills in individuals who are nonverbal, including the components of effective AAC approaches for specific subpopulations of people with ASD; and o Studies assessing access and use of AAC for children and adults with ASD who have limited or partially limited speech and the impact on functional outcomes and quality of life. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,000,000 over 2 years.

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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