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Project Title

Project Title

Language development and outcome in children with autism (supplement)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Naigles, Letitia

Description

Description

This is a supplement to project 5R01DC007428-07. Compared to typically developing children, it is not known to what degree language development in children with autism follows the same developmental rules or whether autistic children achieve language comprehension via different routes. Using a novel visual fixation approach called Intermodal Preferential Looking (IPL), the study investigates language comprehension in young children who have recently been diagnosed with ASD and are about to begin an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. In this longitudinal study, a baseline assessment will be taken before ABA treatment (at 18-42 months of age) and will then be followed by assessments at 4-month intervals for 2+years, with a final assessment at 6-8 years. This project may pinpoint subtle deficits and strengths in the language of children with autism as well as illuminate different developmental pathways in their language acquisition, both of which may guide new early-intervention and treatment protocols.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

88096

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (e.g., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Language development and outcome in children with autism (supplement) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Connecticut

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

3R01DC007428-07S2

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Language development and outcome in children with autism | 311574 | 2011 | 5R01DC007428-07
Language development and outcome in children with autism | 397425 | 2012 | 5R01DC007428-08

 
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