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Project Title

Project Title

Early detection of pervasive developmental disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Fein, Deborah

Description

Description

The goal of this project is to validate a final shortened revision of the M-CHAT, a screener for autism in toddlers. This final version will be (a) brief and user-friendly, (b) easy for pediatricians to score in their offices, (c) valid for diverse populations of children, (d) valid for younger siblings, who are at high risk, and (e) ready to be recommended for universal pediatric use in the US, as well as in multiple translations in other countries. Disseminating a finalized, valid screener for early detection of ASD, which is parent- and pediatrician- friendly, will allow a large number of children to have earlier access to intervention and optimize their developmental outcomes.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

992563

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2014

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. 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

Early detection of pervasive developmental disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Connecticut

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

5R01HD039961-09

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Early detection of pervasive developmental disorders | 1025577 | 2011 | 5R01HD039961-08

 
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