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Project Title

Project Title

1/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Lord, Catherine

Description

Description

This proposal will result in the development of a new screening instrument to identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Several investigations are currently underway in order to better understand the causes of ASD. Many of these studies require very large numbers of participants; however, current methods for identifying participants for such studies are often expensive and time-consuming and require intensive training. To address these issues, this project will create a short parent interview that can be administered on the telephone to quickly identify potential participants for ASD research. This new instrument will facilitate research into ASD etiology by increasing the speed and effectiveness of participant recruitment efforts. In addition, such an instrument may have other practical uses clinically. In communities where the wait for an ASD evaluation is extremely long or there are no local resources for diagnostic evaluations, an efficient screening instrument that could be administered by phone might help triage children in need of further evaluation and/or be used to qualify children for certain intervention services pending a more complete diagnostic evaluation at a later time.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

617084

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

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. 1SA. Develop, with existing tools, at least one efficient diagnostic instrument (e.g., briefer, less time intensive) that is valid in diverse populations for use in large-scale studies by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,300,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

1/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Michigan

State/Country

State/Country

Michigan

Project Number

Project Number

1R01MH089390-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

1/2 Development of a screening interview for research studies of ASD | 665065 | 2010 | 5R01MH089390-02

 
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