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Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis  

This large, prospective study will attempt to identify variations in vocal, motor, communicative, emotional, and related areas of development in infants that can serve as predictors of a future diagnosis of autism. The many facets of temperament and emotional expression of these high-risk children will be compared to infants with no known risk in search of differences that discriminate between infants who will receive a positive screen for an autism spectrum disorder at 24 months and those who will not. Extensive coding and analysis of videotapes will be used to assess behaviors such as social avoidance, social referencing, strategies for emotional self-regulation, startle responses, use of gestures and vocalizations, and manifestations of distress. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $29,500.00
Project Number 2218
Principal Investigator Wozniak, Robert
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Bryn Mawr College
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis (External web link)
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