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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

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2008-2010
Project Number 2218
Principal Investigator Wozniak, Robert
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 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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