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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Initial investigation of prevention of ASD in infants at risk

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Rogers, Sally; Vismara, Laurie

Description

Description

The primary purpose of early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is to prevent or mitigate the full onset of autism and its associated severe disabilities. Current studies of the earliest symptoms of ASD are opening up the possibility of being able to identify autism risk in infants before their first birthday, allowing for early identification and intervention; however, there are currently no empirically validated treatments for children with ASD under 2 years of age. The goal of this project is to develop and test an intervention for 6-11 month old infants at risk for ASD through intervention techniques delivered by parents/caretakers during their daily caretaking activities with the infant and taught to parents during weekly individual parent-child play sessions. The intervention will be piloted with eight at-risk and symptomatic infant siblings of an older child with autism and will focus on using positive behavioral techniques to increase child gaze, intentional communicative vocalizations, shared toy play, emotion sharing, and early stages of joint attention.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

263591

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2011

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. 4LB. Develop interventions for siblings of people with ASD with the goal of reducing risk recurrence by at least 30% by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,700,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Initial investigation of prevention of ASD in infants at risk (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, Davis

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5R21HD065275-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Initial investigation of prevention of ASD in infants at risk | 263510 | 2009 | 1R21HD065275-01

 
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