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Project Title

Project Title

Enhancing inter-subjectivity in infants at high risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bryson, Susan; Brian, Jessica; Smith, Isabel; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Roberts, Wendy

Description

Description

Recently a great deal of progress has been made in identifying the earliest signs of autism and related autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). This has been made possible largely through prospective studies of high risk infants (all with an older sibling with ASD), in which it has been possible to identify infants suspected of having autism by as early as 12-18 months. This current study will evaluate the effectiveness of a newly-developed parent-mediated intervention paradigm. This intervention protocol is implemented in a home setting and incorporates principles of parent responsiveness training and applied behavioral analysis. The targets of intervention focus on two core domains of development: positive emotion sharing and early social communication. During a period of 6 months, parents will receive intensive training and comprehensive clinical support in order to determine if this intervention changes the developmental trajectory of toddlers considered at high risk for developing autism.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

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

Enhancing inter-subjectivity in infants at high risk for autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University; University of Toronto; University of Alberta; The Hospital for Sick Children

State/Country

State/Country

Canada

Project Number

Project Number

1725

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Enhancing inter-subjectivity in infants at high risk for autism | 0 | 2010 | 1725

 
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