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Project Title

Project Title

Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the First Year Inventory

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Baranek, Grace; Watson, Linda; Reznick, Steven; Crais, Elisabeth

Description

Description

The University of North Carolina will use an assessment tool called the "First Year Inventory" to identify infants from a population-based sampling method at 12 months of age who may be later diagnosed with autism. Following identification, infants will be enrolled in a treatment program called Responsive Teaching (RT). RT is a fully manualized intervention curriculum that consists of four intervention components: (1) Pivotal Behavior Intervention Objectives, (2) Discussion Points; (3) Responsive Teaching Strategies; and (4) Family Action Plans. Outcome will be measured 6 months following enrollment to determine whether children who enter RT intervention will show stronger developmental outcomes in cognition, language, and adaptive behavior, and less severe autism symptom presentation than those who do not receive RT intervention.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

199984

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

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. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the First Year Inventory (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

1711

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the First Year Inventory | 0 | 2010 | 1711
Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the first year inventory | 200000 | 2008 | 1711

 
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