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Project Title

Project Title

Evaluation of sensory integration treatment in ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Camarata, Stephen

Description

Description

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display severe disruptions in communication and social interaction. There are many widely implemented but unproven treatments that are thought to improve these skills. Sensory integration deficit (SID) is a controversial but widely used diagnostic classification in ASD and sensory integration based treatment (SIT) is now routinely provided to children with ASD but has an extremely limited evidence base. The purpose of this project is to evaluate whether sensory integration treatment is associated with improvements in communication and social skills in children with ASD. Pre-and post intervention behavioral and neuroimaging measures of multi-sensory processing will be gathered and analyzed to determine whether changes in multi-sensory processing are associated with SIT intervention.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

336344

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. 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

Evaluation of sensory integration treatment in ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Vanderbilt University

State/Country

State/Country

Tennessee

Project Number

Project Number

1R34DC010927-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Evaluation of sensory integration treatment in ASD | 345261 | 2010 | 5R34DC010927-02

 
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