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Predicting useful speech in children with autism  

The use of communicative words by elementary school is a replicated predictor of social and employment outcomes in young adults with autism. This study uses a longitudinal correlational design to identify developmental, behavioral, and parental factors that may underlie successful acquisition of early communicative word use in children with autism. The results of this study will help researchers identify appropriate early treatment targets and inform intervention strategies for autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $662,075.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number 5R01DC006893-02
Principal Investigator Yoder, Paul
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Symptomology
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 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? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Predicting useful speech in children with autism (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Predicting useful speech in children with autism | $689,435.00 | 2009 | 1R01DC006893-01A2
Predicting useful speech in children with autism (supplement) | $59,553.00 | 2009 | 3R01DC006893-01A2S1