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Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the First Year Inventory  

The University of North Carolina will use an assessment tool called the "First Year Inventory" to identify infants from a population-based sampling method at 12 months of age who may be later diagnosed with autism. Following identification, infants will be enrolled in a treatment program called Responsive Teaching (RT). RT is a fully manualized intervention curriculum that consists of four intervention components: (1) Pivotal Behavior Intervention Objectives, (2) Discussion Points; (3) Responsive Teaching Strategies; and (4) Family Action Plans. Outcome will be measured 6 months following enrollment to determine whether children who enter RT intervention will show stronger developmental outcomes in cognition, language, and adaptive behavior, and less severe autism symptom presentation than those who do not receive RT intervention. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2007-2010
Project Number 1711
Principal Investigator Baranek, Grace; Watson, Linda; Reznick, Steven; Crais, Elisabeth
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. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the First Year Inventory (External web link)
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