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Project Title

Project Title

Visual attention and fine motor coordination in infants at risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bhat, Anjana

Description

Description

The broad objectives of this research are to develop novel tools for early identification of motor, social, and cognitive deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) within the first six months of life. In this proposal, reaching, object exploration, and associative learning tasks will be used to assess impairments related to ASD within the first six months of life. A longitudinal study will be used to compare infant siblings of children with autism, who are a cohort at high genetic risk to develop ASD, and typically developing infant siblings of children with no family history of ASD. Children will be assessed at 3 and 6 months along, with follow-up screening at 16 months.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

73123

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

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

Visual attention and fine motor coordination in infants at risk for autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Connecticut

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

5R03HD060809-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Visual attention and fine motor coordination in infants at risk for autism | 73315 | 2011 | 1R03HD060809-01A2

 
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