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Language functioning in optimal outcome children with a history of autism  

One important question naturally arises from the researchers' preliminary results: what are the underlying neural mechanisms of the striking improvement of cognitive processes in these optimal outcome children? Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tasks of syntax and face processing will be administered to address this question and exploratory analysis of selected structural variables will be examined to see if the most successful intervention appears to operate on a structurally normal brain.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $489,612.00
Project Number R01MH076189-03
Principal Investigator Fein, Deborah
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4.1 Launch at least four research projects that seek to identify biological signatures that measure significant changes in ASD core symptoms across the lifespan by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,700,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Connecticut
State/Country Connecticut
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History/Related Projects Language functioning in optimal outcome children with a history of autism | $457,153.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH076189-04