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Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism  

This study compares infants at high and low genetic risk for autism (based on whether or not they have an older sibling with autism) by investigating infants' visual attention to facial expressions, expression of emotion during face-to-face interaction, and the relationship between visual attention to facial expressions and qualities of infant-adult interaction at 6 and 11 months of age. Ultimately, patterns of high and low risk affective expression and perception in the first year of life will be identified by relating early affective behaviors to developmental outcomes at 2 and 3 years of age (i.e., autism spectrum diagnosis, language delays, global developmental delay). Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Science Foundation
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator Hannigen, Sarah
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
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, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism (External web link)
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