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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Behavioral and psycho-physiological study of attentional, perceptual, and emotional processing after treatment with ambient prism lenses and visuo-motor exercises in children with autism spectrum disorder

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sokhadze, Estate

Description

Description

The proposed study aims to understand the neural and functional mechanisms underlying visual distortion in autism by incorporating neurophysiologic studies, behavioral studies, and measurements of sustained attention and spatial attention. The study will use ambient prism lenses shown to improve ambient vision in children with autism. It is proposed that wearing ambient lenses and performing daily visuomotor exercises for six months will result in better performance on attention and perception tasks and will lower anxiety as indexed by a profile of autonomic measures.


Funder

Funder

Autism Research Institute

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Behavioral and psycho-physiological study of attentional, perceptual, and emotional processing after treatment with ambient prism lenses and visuo-motor exercises in children with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Louisville

State/Country

State/Country

Kentucky

Project Number

Project Number

2011-13

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Behavioral and psycho-physiological study of attentional, perceptual, and emotional processing after treatment with ambient prism lenses and visuo-motor exercises in children with autism spectrum disorder | 22000 | 2011 | 2011-2
Behavioral and psycho-physiological study of attentional, perceptual, and emotional processing after treatment with ambient prism lenses and visuo-motor exercises in children with autism spectrum disorder | 0 | 2012 | 2011-13

 
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