August 31, 2010

UAB psychologist receives grant for autism study

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UAB Professor Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., in the UAB Department of Psychology, has received a $210,000 grant from Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes to study the effectiveness of the company's new intervention program designed to help children with autism improve their language comprehension skills.

During the year-long study, Kana will use functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to examine changes in brain function in children with autism before and after the intervention is administered.

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