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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Hannigen, Sarah

Description

Description

This study compares infants at high and low genetic risk for autism (based on whether or not they have an older sibling with autism) by investigating infants' visual attention to facial expressions, expression of emotion during face-to-face interaction, and the relationship between visual attention to facial expressions and qualities of infant-adult interaction at 6 and 11 months of age. Ultimately, patterns of high and low risk affective expression and perception in the first year of life will be identified by relating early affective behaviors to developmental outcomes at 2 and 3 years of age (i.e., autism spectrum diagnosis, language delays, global developmental delay).

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

30000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

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. 2LB. Launch at least three studies which evaluate the applicability of ASD phenotype and/or biological signature findings for performing diagnosis, risk assessment, or clinical intervention by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,200,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

University of Pittsburgh

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

Project number unavailable

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism | 0 | 2010 | n/a

 
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