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Project Title

Project Title

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Prosody Disorders in ASD using Electroglottography

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Ghai, Shweta

Description

Description

Atypical prosody is a characteristic feature of the communication deficit in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Investigating disorders of prosody in autism is clinically important because disordered expressive prosody is an obstacle to social integration and communication for individuals with ASD and can be a life-long problem even when other areas of language improve. The goal of this project is to identify biomarkers for early detection of prosody disorders is autism. Using electroglottography (EGG), we will characterize voice quality in 2- to 3-year-old children with ASD, children with developmental delays and typically developing children. Subsequently, we will examine the relation of voice quality measures to clinical outcome measures for speech motor deficits and impairments in social interaction in ASD. This project will provide novel insights into the etiology of prosody disorders in ASD by investigating the role of physiological motor deficits and impaired social interaction in the production of disordered prosody. The results of this will project will be of benefit in developing objective measures that are successful and easy to administer for early screening and diagnosis of prosody deficits in ASD so as to expand the potential for early interventions in young children on the autism spectrum.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Prosody Disorders in ASD using Electroglottography (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Emory University

State/Country

State/Country

Georgia

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Prosody Disorders in ASD using Electroglottography | 35000 | 2014 |

 
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