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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Undergraduate Research Award

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chu, Andrea

Description

Description

The goal of the research program is to understand why some people with autism spectrum disorder fail to acquire spoken language. The studies are designed to advance knowledge of who these children and adolescents are (how they interpret spoken language; how they communicate; how they process social information; other aspects of their behavior, etc.); how their brains initiate sounds and speech. Researchers are also developing novel methods for assessing the children that are individualized to the specific profiles and interests of each participant. Researchers investigate these questions in the context of a novel intervention for younger school-aged children in which they can explore behavioral and brain markers that may predict who benefits most from the intervention. The specific project that will be focus of the summer research activity involves learning more about the children and adolescents by testing and analyzing their behavioral patterns, including their processing of social videos.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SG. Support five studies that associate specific genotypes with functional or structural phenotypes, including behavioral and medical phenotypes (e.g., nonverbal individuals with ASD and those with cognitive impairments) by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $22,600,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Undergraduate Research Award (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Boston University

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |

 
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