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Project Title

Project Title

Guiding visual attention to enhance discrimination learning

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Carlin, Michael

Description

Description

Numerous methods have been developed to teach visual discrimination to individuals with intellectual disabilities. For many individuals, these methods have proven very successful. For some individuals, however, directing attention to task-relevant features of stimuli has proven difficult or impossible using these methods. The challenges facing researchers are to identify the bases of these failures and to design teaching methods that are maximally effective for particular individuals and/or populations (e.g., Down syndrome, autism). This project addresses these challenges directly by providing an in-depth analysis of visual search skills in populations likely to differ dramatically in how they direct and focus attention on components of visual stimuli. Further, this basic research will be used to develop teaching procedures that match the abilities of the individual/population so that learning occurs quickly and with few errors.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

146861

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Guiding visual attention to enhance discrimination learning (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Massachusetts Medical School

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

5P01HD025995-20

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Guiding visual attention to enhance discrimination learning | 145437 | 2009 | 5P01HD025995-19
Guiding visual attention to enhance discrimination learning | 142587 | 2008 | P01HD025995-18

 
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