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Project Title

Project Title

Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Benasich, April; Schafer, Valerie

Description

Description

Individuals with autism who are non-verbal are not included in research studies and hence very little is known about their abilities. This project will utilize research strategies to directly assess the capacity for receptive language in non-verbal individuals with autism at a range of ages using EEG and information-processing tasks that they have previously developed for studying other developmental disability populations. These experiments will be, to the knowledge of the researchers, the first that are dedicated to assessing receptive language capabilities in a population of subjects that lack functional language output capabilities.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

113873

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; City University of New York

State/Country

State/Country

New Jersey

Project Number

Project Number

5664

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism | 280105 | 2009 | 5664
Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism | 220000 | 2008 | 5664

 
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