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Interactions between mothers and young children with ASD: Associations with maternal and child characteristics  

In this project, Dr. Oppenheim's fellow will study associations between parent-child interactions and attachment and the social and emotional development of young children with autism. The new study will be based on an earlier one that made associations between mother-child interactions and the attachments formed. Dr. Oppenheim's fellow will advance the research by conducting a more detailed, in-depth analysis of which maternal and child behaviors contribute to more optimal interactions. The study will then examine the contribution of child attachment to the level of children's symbolic play, a significant challenge for most children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Finally, a follow-up study evaluating the same sample of children in middle school will determine how significantly preschool parent-child bonds relate to children's later development. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $61,000.00
Project Number 2160
Principal Investigator Oppenheim, David
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? Private
Institution University of Haifa
State/Country Israel
Web Link 1 Interactions between mothers and young children with ASD: Associations with maternal and child characteristics (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Interactions between mothers and young children with ASD: Associations with maternal and child characteristics | $0.00 | 2010 | 2160
Interactions between mothers and young children with ASD: Associations with maternal and child characteristics | $61,000.00 | 2008 | 2160