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2/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD  

This proposal will result in the development of a new screening instrument to identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Several investigations are currently underway in order to better understand the causes of ASD. Many of these studies require very large numbers of participants; however, current methods for identifying participants for such studies are often expensive and time-consuming and require intensive training. To address these issues, this project will create a short parent interview that can be administered on the telephone to quickly identify potential participants for ASD research. This new instrument will facilitate research into ASD etiology by increasing the speed and effectiveness of participant recruitment efforts. In addition, such an instrument may have other practical uses clinically. In communities where the wait for an ASD evaluation is extremely long or there are no local resources for diagnostic evaluations, an efficient screening instrument that could be administered by phone might help triage children in need of further evaluation and/or be used to qualify children for certain intervention services pending a more complete diagnostic evaluation at a later time. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $364,291.00
Project Number 1R01HD065277-01
Principal Investigator Bishop, Somer
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1SA. Develop, with existing tools, at least one efficient diagnostic instrument (e.g., briefer, less time intensive) that is valid in diverse populations for use in large-scale studies by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,300,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
State/Country Ohio
Web Link 1 2/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD (External web link)
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History/Related Projects 2/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD | $372,239.00 | 2010 | 5R01HD065277-02