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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Autism and the development of relational awareness

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Diamond, Adele

Description

Description

This project will investigate the hypothesis that: (a) children with autism have unusual difficulty grasping the relation between one thing & another (e.g., between a stimulus object & reward object) that cannot be attributed to cognitive delay, (b) critical advances in this fundamental ability to perceive conceptual connections between physically unconnected things occur during the second year of life, and (c) children with autism can show rule-learning and can grasp abstract concepts when fairly simple modifications are made in how the relation between objects is presented to them.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

598579

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2011

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

Autism and the development of relational awareness (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of British Columbia

State/Country

State/Country

Canada

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH071893-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Autism and the development of relational awareness | 618557 | 2009 | 5R01MH071893-03
Autism and the development of relational awareness | 601253 | 2008 | R01MH071893-02

 
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