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Social-affective bases of word learning in fragile X syndrome and autism  

This study focuses on understanding within-syndrome variability in language development in relation to autism status among boys with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The project uses a well-established paradigm (i.e., novel word learning) to study the ways in which children with FXS (with and without autism) use social- affective cues to learn new words, how such learning processes impact later language outcomes, and how differences in autism status and symptoms and anxiety, as well as in the environment and the FMR1 gene, contribute to within-syndrome variation in these processes. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $552,090.00
Project Number 5R01HD054764-02
Principal Investigator Abbeduto, Leonard
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective 1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Wisconsin - Madison
State/Country Wisconsin
Web Link 1 Social-affective bases of word learning in fragile X syndrome and autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Social-affective bases of word learning in fragile X syndrome and autism | $556,374.00 | 2010 | 5R01HD054764-03
Social-affective bases of word learning in fragile X syndrome and autism | $569,575.00 | 2008 | R01HD054764-01A1