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Nonlinguistic vocalizations in autism: Acoustic cry analysis in early infancy  

Autism is associated with disruptions in vocal production and emotional signaling. However, there has been very little systematic research on vocal production in infants later diagnosed with autism, and no study has yet to investigate cry characteristics in this population. Employing a widely used cry analysis system, the researchers will measure the acoustic properties of cry from home videotapes in children with autism from the first 6 months of life. By identifying atypical aspects of cry in infancy associated with this disorder, this research will improve our understanding of the roots and course of communication impairment in ASD and aide in the development of more sensitive and specific screening and diagnostic tools for use in infancy. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $74,200.00
Project Number 5R03DC009301-02
Principal Investigator Sheinkopf, Stephen
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 Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
State/Country Rhode Island
Web Link 1 Nonlinguistic vocalizations in autism: Acoustic cry analysis in early infancy (External web link)
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