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Project Title

Project Title

Sex differences in the neural mechanisms of treatment response

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Ventola, Pamela

Description

Description

Because of the skewed sex ratio in autism, prior treatment studies have not permitted inference regarding differential treatment response in boys and girls. Here we study how girls respond to an empirically supported behavioral treatment approach, Pivotal Response Training (PRT), to foster development of more effective treatments for girls and boys. We will assess treatment outcome at the behavioral and brain-based level, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to better understand how the trreatment works and to identify possible brain-based markers that may predict magnitude of treatment response.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

5000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SB. Launch three studies that specifically focus on the neurodevelopment of females with ASD, spanning basic to clinical research on sex differences by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,900,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Sex differences in the neural mechanisms of treatment response (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

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

Sex differences in the neural mechanisms of treatment response | 0 | 2014 |

 
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