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Project Title

Project Title

Enhancing understanding and use of conversational rules in school-aged speakers with autism spectrum disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Austin, Sarita

Description

Description

This study will examine the efficacy of a narrative-based intervention program designed to increase comprehension and use of discourse rules in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Following group treatment periods which utilize cognitive-behavioral approaches and incorporate classic children's literature within motivating activities, increases in those specific pragmatic language skills targeted during the intervention will be measured through a variety of assessments. Participants will also be offered the option to take part in an electrophysiological task designed to measure increases in inferencing post-treatment.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Enhancing understanding and use of conversational rules in school-aged speakers with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

n/a

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Enhancing understanding and use of conversational rules in school-aged speakers with autism spectrum disorders | 30000 | 2009 | Project number unavailable

 
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