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Project Title

Project Title

Developing a Sensory Reactivity Composite Score for the New DSM-5

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Tavassoli, Teresa

Description

Description

Sensory reactivity difficulties can be challenging for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families, making everyday activities, such as a trip to the supermarket, an impossible task. This project will look at how children with single gene and idiopathic (meaning unknown origin) forms of ASD react to sensory stimuli, e.g. touch and sound. Sensory reactivity will be measured using parent reports, observations and physiological measures, such as heart rate. Our aim is to identify the most robust ways to measure sensory reactivity in children with ASD, which can be used to guide diagnosis (sensory over-reactivity and under-reactivity as proposed for DSM-5) and sensory-based treatments. In addition, by including children with single gene forms of ASD this research can help to identify potential biomarkers for sensory over-and-under-reactivity. This research will also help to better understand the sensory world of children with ASD and can be used to design sensory-friendly environments.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

35000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2014

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. 1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Developing a Sensory Reactivity Composite Score for the New DSM-5 (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

State/Country

State/Country

New York

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

Developing a Sensory Reactivity Composite Score for the New DSM-5 | 0 | 2014 |

 
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