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Project Title

Project Title

Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bahrick, Lorraine

Description

Description

This is an NIH Independent Scientist Award, which is designed to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field of research. The overarching aim of this project is to make basic research in infant and child development more easily translated to applications like atypical development in disorders such as autism and to natural learning contexts such as home or school. Children with autism show a social orienting impairment, with reduced attention to faces, people, and speech. However, little is known about the typical nature, basis and developmental course of attention and perception of social events. Three research directions will be merged to focus on how and under what conditions various aspects of social events (a primary basis for cognitive, perceptual, emotional, and communicative development) become salient, attended, and perceived and how this changes across development. Findings will provide a wealth of critical information about atypical attention in young children with autism and about the typical development of attention between 2- and 36-months of age, at a level of detail that is novel and necessary for the early identification of atypical patterns of development, including social attention deficits characteristic of autism. Findings are designed to be easily translated to real world settings and can serve as a basis for interventions for developmental delays.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

134355

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2015

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

Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Florida International University

State/Country

State/Country

Florida

Project Number

Project Number

5K02HD064943-03

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development | 134355 | 2011 | 5K02HD064943-02

 
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