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Predicting outcome at age 5 of younger siblings of children with ASD  

This is an individual National Research Service Award for pre-doctoral research training, which provides support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in a scientific health-related field. The project will aid in determining the relative importance of early developmental lags in younger siblings of children with autism by examining whether one can use early joint attention skills to predict later language and social outcomes at age 5. The study hopes to clarify the degree of public health intervention that will be needed for diagnosis and treatment of these children as they approach school age. The findings of this proposed project will also be of foremost significance to parents and educators who are faced with the responsibility of selecting optimal educational contexts (i.e., classroom, school) for affected children. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $40,866.00
Project Number 5F31DC009400-03
Principal Investigator Malesa, Elizabeth
Received ARRA Funding? No
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. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Predicting outcome at age 5 of younger siblings of children with ASD (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Predicting outcome at age 5 of younger siblings of children with ASD | $40,662.00 | 2008 | F31DC009400-02