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Project Title

Project Title

Visualizing voice

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Hailpern, Joshua

Description

Description

The goal of this work is to develop and evaluate a set of voice visualization software tools that specifically target multi-syllabic word production in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The use of technology has the potential to alleviate some apprehension experienced by many children with ASD when interacting with others. In addition, it can provide teachers and therapists with new techniques to complement and/or supplement their existing approaches. Finally, due to the profile of strengths and weaknesses of children with ASD, the introduction of human-computer interaction may shed new light on a field that has been almost exclusively experienced through human-to-human interaction.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

28000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2011

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. 4SG. Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include: o Projects examining service-provision models that enhance access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports in both classroom and adult service-provision settings, such as residential service-provision and the impact of such access on quality of life, communication, and behavior; o Studies of novel treatment approaches that facilitate communication skills in individuals who are nonverbal, including the components of effective AAC approaches for specific subpopulations of people with ASD; and o Studies assessing access and use of AAC for children and adults with ASD who have limited or partially limited speech and the impact on functional outcomes and quality of life. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Visualizing voice (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

State/Country

State/Country

Illinois

Project Number

Project Number

6312

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Visualizing voice | 28000 | 2009 | 2915
Visualizing voice | 28000 | 2010 | 6312
Visualizing voice | 0 | 2012 | 6312

 
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