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Motivation, self-monitoring, and family process in autism  

This research will provide a multifaceted array of data on neurobiological and family processes that contribute to the social development of higher-function children with autism (HFA children). The studies will measure electroencephalographic asymmetry to determine markers in subgroups of HFA children, to evaluate self-monitoring processes, and to assess processes associated with parents' emotional status and family critical expressed emotion. The degree to which parent or family emotion is related to individual differences in social impairments and co-morbidity among HFA children will also be evaluated. Results will be used to develop more effective diagnostic and intervention methods to meet the specific social emotional needs of HFA children in the elementary through high-school years. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $304,247.00
Project Number 5R01MH071273-05
Principal Investigator Henderson, Heather
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Miami
State/Country Florida
Web Link 1 Motivation, self-monitoring, and family process in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A