University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Research
Research

Early Behavioral Characteristics and Biobehavioral Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Novel Parent-Infant Interaction Paradigm

Principal Investigator: Helen Lee PhD
Faculty Mentor: Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Project Period: 11/1/18 – 10/31/19
Funding Source: The USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant
Anticipated Award: $25,000

This pilot study will examine biobehavioral synchrony during mother-child interactions associated with infants’ at-risk status for later diagnosis of ASD. The findings will provide insights into the relationship between the patterns of the synchrony and early behavioral risk markers of ASD characteristics.