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Communication success and AAC: A model of symbol acquisition (supplement)  

This is a supplement to a previously awarded grant with the same title. Most children transition from presymbolic (e.g., gestures and vocalizations) to symbolic (e.g., words) communication during the first year of life. The transition into symbolic communication is at risk for many children with developmental delays including autism. When delays persist into preschool ages, children are frequently taught to communicate with some form of augmentative or alternative communication (AAC); however, little evidence exists linking specific child and environmental variables in AAC to communication outcomes. The researchers hope to identify variables that result in improved communication outcomes by prospectively studying 100 young children with developmental disabilities and 20 young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), all of whom will be learning to communicate with AAC. This research is likely to improve assessment and intervention practices for these children by identifying potential predictors of response to AAC interventions. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $174,060.00
Project Number 3R01DC007684-03S1
Principal Investigator Brady, Nancy
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Kansas
State/Country Kansas
Web Link 1 Communication success and AAC: A model of symbol acquisition (supplement) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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