Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Autism


A child with a robot used in CHIP autism research

CHIP’s autism research addresses several critical topics in the field, from early detection to novel interventions to parental training. Examples include a study of the impact of robots on the gross motor, fine motor, and social communication skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs); the development and evaluation of novel tools for identification of motor, social, and cognitive deficits associated with ASDs within the first six months of life; and the creation and evaluation of theory-based training videos for parents of children with ASDs to help them support and supplement their children’s therapy at home.

New work in this area during FY13 includes a novel music- and movement-based intervention to improve the motor, social, and communication skills of children with autism, with the goal of providing an evidence base for such interventions.

CHIP Autism Resources

CHIP Autism Researchers