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Intervention for infants at risk for autism  

The researchers have collaborated to develop a manualized intervention strategy that they have previously utilized for infants at risk of developing autism at an age as young as 12 months. This strategy is based on the Early Start Denver Model. The manual used in this strategy has a strong parent training focus, including a parent manual that emphasizes skills that promote affective engagement and social reciprocity. Preliminary results suggest that the Early Start Denver Model is effective for increasing language and cognitive ability in toddlers with autism. This project would utilize the adaptation of the Early Start Denver Model in two sites to symptomatic infants as young as 12-15 months of age, to study how this model compares to community-based-treatment "as usual" on social, affective, and communication development as well as parental quality of life. Collaboration of these two investigators allows this intervention to be assessed in at least 60 "at risk" infants to be studied. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2007-2010
Project Number 1796
Principal Investigator Rogers, Sally
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Behavioral
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SD. Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
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Web Link 2 No URL available.
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