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Expressive and receptive prosody in autism  

The core behavioral features of ASD include impairments in reciprocal social interaction, in communication, and repetitive, stereotyped, or restricted interests and behaviors. One important element in communicative and language competence is the understanding of prosody, defined as the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech. In this study, prosodic deficits (both receptive and expressive) will be identified in young ASD speakers using computer based language and speech technologies on various dimensions of prosody. Researchers will also test the effectiveness of an experimental treatment program to enhance the prosodic abilities of speakers with ASD. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $559,970.00
Project Number 5R01DC007129-05
Principal Investigator Van Santen, Jan
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? Federal
Institution Oregon Health and Science University
State/Country Oregon
Web Link 1 Expressive and receptive prosody in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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History/Related Projects Expressive and receptive prosody in autism | $544,113.00 | 2008 | R01DC007129-04