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Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism  

Individuals with autism who are non-verbal are not included in research studies and hence very little is known about their abilities. This project will utilize research strategies to directly assess the capacity for receptive language in non-verbal individuals with autism at a range of ages using EEG and information-processing tasks that they have previously developed for studying other developmental disability populations. These experiments will be, to the knowledge of the researchers, the first that are dedicated to assessing receptive language capabilities in a population of subjects that lack functional language output capabilities. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $280,105.00
Project Number 5664
Principal Investigator Benasich, April; Schafer, Valerie
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2LB. Launch at least three studies which evaluate the applicability of ASD phenotype and/or biological signature findings for performing diagnosis, risk assessment, or clinical intervention by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,200,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; City University of New York
State/Country New Jersey, New York
Web Link 1 Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism | $113,873.00 | 2010 | 5664
Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism | $220,000.00 | 2008 | 5664