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Project Title

Project Title

Prelinguistic symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in infancy

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bradshaw, Jessica

Description

Description

This research project aims to enhance the understanding of prelinguistic symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in infants less than 12 months of age through the assessment of preverbal social and communication behaviors in the context of a pilot treatment program. Infants between 9-12 months of age exhibiting signs of ASD will be enrolled in a pilot treatment program designed to increase social engagement and decrease overall symptomology. This intervention will be a modified version of Pivotal Response Training, a validated manualized naturalistic intervention utilizing developmental and applied behavior analysis approaches. A parent-education component will also be incorporated allowing for families of infants at risk for ASD to better understand autism and learn effective therapeutic techniques. Despite research showing early signs of ASD in infancy, intervention resources for infants exhibiting early symptoms remain limited. This study aims to address this gap by assessing social-communicative gains made subsequent to the implementation of a comprehensive treatment program.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2011

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. 4SF. Launch 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: o Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years. o Three trials in school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years. o Three trials in adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Prelinguistic symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in infancy (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

State/Country

State/Country

California

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

Prelinguistic symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in infancy | 30000 | 2010 | n/a

 
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