Project to Learn About Youth – Mental Health – Colorado

Lorraine Kubicek, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado – Denver. The goal of this project is to adapt and test an existing two-stage methodology to assess the prevalence, treated prevalence, and co-occurrence of internalizing, externalizing, and tic disorders in elementary- and secondary school-aged-youth in Colorado. The method has previously been used to estimate the prevalence of ADHD in a …Read More »

Project to Learn About Youth – Mental Health – South Carolina

Kate Flory, PhD, Prinicipal Investigator, University of South Carolina. Internalizing, externalizing, and tic disorders among children and adolescents increase the risk for many negative outcomes. Reports estimate that many youth with mental health problems are not being identified or receiving appropriate treatment. Thus, the objectives of the proposed project are threefold: 1) to describe the prevalence and co-occurrence of internalizing, externalizing, and tic disorders among children and …Read More »

Successful Strategies for Improving EHDI Followup with WIC in Wisconsin

Anne B. Harris, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since 2011 the Wisconsin EHDI program, called “Sound Beginnings” (SB), has worked in collaboration with Wisconsin WIC agencies to reach infants at risk for lost to follow-up (LTFU) for newborn hearing screening (NHS). Overall, rates of LTFU have been decreasing in Wisconsin since the WIC NHS alert system was put into place, but it is unclear what part of this is due to the WIC follow-up strategies. The purpose of this …Read More »

Collaboration between WIC and EHDI to Improve Follow-up of Newborn Hearing Screen – Ohio

Lisa Hunter, PhD, Principal Investigator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The overall goal of this proposal is to improve follow-up rates of infants who are referred from newborn hearing screening and enrolled in a targeted intervention group by implementing a highly integrated follow-up re-screening program for at-risk children in the Greater Cincinnati area (Hamilton County, Ohio) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. This work is innovative because it shifts the focus from …Read More »

NECAP: EHDI Developmental Outcomes Study – Multistate Assessment

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado – Boulder. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs were instituted in the United States to provide infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing an opportunity to develop language and social/emotional skills commensurate with their cognitive potential. However, there are limited data available to determine if this public health initiative has been met. Although approximately 98% of the babies born in …Read More »

LTSAE – Missouri’s Phase II

Janet E. Farmer, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Missouri. This project will build on Missouri’s successful Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE) pilot that was conducted in partnership with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program in St. Louis City. The pilot established partnerships with WIC agencies and developed a LTSAE protocol for enhancing awareness of developmental milestones among low-income parents of young children enrolled in WIC. Two key components of the program …Read More »

Using Technology to Conduct LTSAE Outreach at Georgia WIC Clinics

Rosa I. Arriaga, PhD, Principal Investigator, Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology for monitoring early childhood developmental milestones and its adoption among low-income mothers of young children has not been evaluated. This study will focus on understanding the utilization of technology among WIC participants with the goal of discovering what interface might be most useful for the task of tracking milestones. The project will also involve implementing and testing the Learn the Signs Act …Read More »

Research and Fellowship Opportunities for 2013

The DRDC announces fellowship and research opportunities with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 2013. NOTE: All applications were due in March and funding announcements will be made as soon as the information becomes available. Research Opportunities Areas research funding include: child mental health, […]Read More »