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Project Title

Project Title

The ontogeny of social visual engagement in infants at risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Klin, Ami

Description

Description

In this project, social visual engagement in infants from 2 to 24 months of age will be assessed using eye-tracking technology and innovative quantification of visual attention to study how infants with autism interact with the social world. Experimental data will be collected at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months. A cohort of 235 infants will be enrolled in this project, consisting of 135 infant siblings of children with autism who are at High Risk for developing an ASD (HR-ASD); 50 infants at High Risk for Developmental Delays without familial history of ASD (HR-DD); and 50 children at Low Risk of developmental problems with Typical Development expected (LR-TD expected). By utilizing a longitudinal, prospective study design in at-risk infants, researchers will be able to track the developmental course of altered social engagement in infants subsequently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The three long-term goals of this research - quantitative diagnostic markers, predictors of outcome, and endophenotypes capable of parsing the heterogeneity of the broader autism spectrum - are also key objectives of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

479226

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2013

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

The ontogeny of social visual engagement in infants at risk for autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Emory University

State/Country

State/Country

Georgia

Project Number

Project Number

7R01MH083727-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

The ontogeny of social visual engagement in infants at risk for autism | 473149 | 2012 | 5R01MH083727-05

 
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