Grants Awarded through the DRDC Mechanism

The DRDC is exclusively supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U01DD001007 from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Successful applicants for DRDC grants are funded through sub-contracts from the University of South Carolina, which is the administrative home of the DRDC. Awarded grants are shown below, with published works listed under each.

Fall 2016 Awards

Fall 2015 Awards

Fall 2014 Awards

Fall 2013 Awards

Yoshinaga-Itano, C., & Uhler, K. (2014). Early intervention, education, and therapy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In J. Katz, Clinical Handbook of Audiology, 7th

Raimondo, B., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). Legislation, policies and role of research in shaping early intervention. In M. Sass-Lehrer (Ed.), Infants, Toddlers and their Families: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Oxford Press.

Han, M.K., Storkel, H.L., Hoon-Lee, J., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (in press). The influence of word characteristics on the vocabulary of children with cochlear implants. Journal of Child Language.

Alford, R. L., Arnos, K. S., Fox, M., Lin, J. W., Palmer, C. G., Pandya, A., … Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guideline for the clinical evaluation and etiologic diagnosis of hearing loss. Genetics in Medicine : Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 16(4), 347–55.

Szarkowski, A., Mood, D., Shield, A., Wiley, S., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). A Summary of current understanding regarding children with autism spectrum disorder who are deaf or hard of hearing. Seminars in Speech and Language, 35(4), 241–259.

Kellogg, E. C., Thrasher, A., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). Early predictors of autism in young children who are deaf or hard of hearing: three longitudinal case studies. Semin Speech Lang, 35(4), 276–287.

Carr, J., Xu, D., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). Language environment analysis language and autism screen and the child development inventory social subscale as a possible autism screen for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Seminars in Speech and Language, 35(4), 266–275.

Thompson, N., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014). Enhancing the development of infants and toddlers with dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and deafness. Seminars in Speech and Language, 35(4), 321–330.

Hunter, L., Wexelblatt, S., Meinzen-Derr, J., Rolfes, L., Meale, C., Buchanan, B., Wiley, S., Kothari, R., and Choo, D.   Improvement of loss to follow-up for the Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) through collaboration with the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program. Presentation at 2014 Pediatric Academic Society. Link to pdf:

Seeliger, E. L. Martin, R. A. Gromoske, A. N. & Harris, A. B. (2016). WIC Participation as a Risk Factor for Loss to Follow-Up in the Wisconsin EHDI System. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 1(1), 57-65.

Fall 2012 Award

Bennett, K, McDermott S, Mann JR, Hardin J. (2017). Receipt of recommended services among patients with selected disabling conditions and diabetes. Disability and Health Journal. Disabil Health J. Jan; 10(1):58-64.

Bennett, KJ, McDermott S, Mann JR. (2016). Preventive service utilization among whose with blindness and low vision. Journal of Visual Impairment and blindness. Published online.

Deroche, BS, McDermott, SW, Mann, JR, Hardin, JW. (2017). Colorectal cancer screening adherence in selected disabilities over 10 years. Am J Prev Med. Feb 14; pi:S0749-3797(17)30011-9.

Xu, X, Mann, JR, Hardin, JW, Gustafson, E, McDermott, SW, & Deroche, CB. (2016). Adherence to US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for breast and cervical cancer screening for women who have a spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. Jan; 40(1):76-84.

Xu X, Mann JR, McDermott SW, Deroche CB, Gustafson E, Hardin JW. (2016). Women with visual impairment and insured by Medicaid or Medicare are less likely to receive recommended screening for breast and cervical cancers. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. Aug 23:1-6.