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Sensory experiences in children with autism  

Unusual sensory experiences are reported in 69% of children with autism and these features are thought to have negative consequences on development, adaptive behavior, and family functioning. The purpose of this project is to explain the developmental course, functional impact, and pathogenesis of sensory features with implications for early detection and intervention. The project will study three commonly observed sensory response patterns: hyporesponsive, hyperresponsive, and sensory seeking. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $486,700.00
Project Number 5R01HD042168-06
Principal Investigator Baranek, Grace
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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Sensory experiences in children with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Sensory experiences in children with autism | $483,083.00 | 2010 | 5R01HD042168-07
Sensory experiences in children with autism | $456,368.00 | 2008 | R01HD042168-05A1
Sensory experiences in children with autism (supplement) | $315,122.00 | 2009 | 3R01HD042168-06S1