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Predicting outcome at age 5 of younger siblings of children with ASD  

This project will aid in determining the relative importance of early developmental lags in younger siblings of children with autism by examining whether one can use early joint attention skills to predict later language and social outcomes at age 5. The study hopes to clarify the degree of public health intervention that will be needed for diagnosis and treatment of these children as they approach school age. The findings of this proposed project will also be of foremost significance to parents and educators who are faced with the responsibility of selecting optimal educational contexts (i.e. ,classroom, school) for affected children.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $40,662.00
Project Number F31DC009400-02
Principal Investigator Malesa, Elizabeth
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective 1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
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