Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (04/04/2014 02.32)

The role of visual attention in communicative disorders: early predictors of atypical development in high- and low-risk infants

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Many infants are at increased risk for communicative impairments which refer to problems in interacting with other people, language and reading. Typically communicative disorders are diagnosed at preschool or school age, long after the presumed pathogenic process has occurred. Given the vulnerability of selective attention skills and their relevance for communicative processes, a solid understanding of early attentional skills in infancy becomes crucial for early identification and intervention for these developmental communicative disorders. The aim of the project will be to compare attentional skills exhibited by 6-8 month-old infants with low- or high-risk for later diagnosis of communicative disorders by virtue of having a familial predisposition. Successively, infants will be retested at 18-20 months of age using standardized clinical tasks in order to evaluate their communication and language skills, as well as early predictors of future reading abilities

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Research Fields

Psychological sciences - Psychology

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Padova - Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione

Public research
Padova - Italy