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Project Title

Project Title

Markers of Early Speech Development in Children at Risk for Autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chenausky, Karen

Description

Description

Children with autism often exhibit very subtle and very mild behaviors before full blown symptoms develop. One way to study these early signs and symptoms is to follow infants at high risk for an ASD diagnosis and carefully monitor their development in a number of domains. One of these is domains is speech. There can be very, very small differences in early vocalizations that persist to when babies can start forming vowels. The difference in the way infants with ASD pronounce vowels may not be able to be heard by the human ear, but it can be distinguished using other methods. Ms. Chenausky will take already collected data in a high risk infant development study and use this new funding to collaborate with experts in acoustics and speech to study very early differences in vowel production. While these early and specific changes in speech may not problematic on their own, without speech therapy, they may lead to larger speech and language deficits. Therefore, these findings may lead to a way to detect changes leading to earlier intervention and better outcomes for those at risk for ASD.

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. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Markers of Early Speech Development in Children at Risk for Autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Boston University

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Markers of Early Speech Development in Children at Risk for Autism | 5000 | 2014 |

 
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