University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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

November 2018 to August 2020 | Total funding $25,000

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The USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant $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.