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The development of joint attention after infancy  

This research project will provide new observational methods for the study of joint attention, and it will further the formulation of theories of communication development that situate learning processes important to the acquisition of language and social cognition in early child-caregiver interactions. Moreover, its early and expanded view of joint engagement during caregiver-child interactions in autism spectrum disorders and in other developmental disorders and its longitudinal analyses of the impact of joint attention problems on child outcome is relevant to public health efforts to formulate more effective early diagnosis and intervention strategies. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $303,992.00
Current Award Period 2008-2013
Project Number 5R01HD035612-12
Principal Investigator Adamson, Lauren
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. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Georgia State University
State/Country Georgia
Web Link 1 The development of joint attention after infancy (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects The development of joint attention after infancy | $307,063.00 | 2009 | 5R01HD035612-11
The development of joint attention after infancy | $307,063.00 | 2008 | R01HD035612-10A1