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Project Title

Project Title

Postural and vocal development during the first year of life in infants at heightened biological risk for AS

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Leezenbaum, Nina

Description

Description

During the first 12 months of life, infants achieve a series of milestones in postural (e.g., independent sitting) and vocal (e.g., babbling) development. Difficulties with postural control and delayed language and communication development are common among young children with ASD. Therefore, identifying disruptions in postural and vocal development in infancy may help predict later ASD diagnosis. This research has the potential to help detect indicators of risk for ASD at a significantly earlier point in development than is currently possible, which will allow for early initiation of treatment services. It is also focused on milestones that both parents and physicians can easily be trained to identify thus making it highly useful in populations less trained to recognize more subtle early warning signs of autism.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2013

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

Postural and vocal development during the first year of life in infants at heightened biological risk for AS (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pittsburgh

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

n/a

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Postural and vocal development during the first year of life in infants at heightened biological risk for AS | 30000 | 2012 | N/A

 
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