iBASIS is part of the BASIS Network; a collaborative network of researchers from across the UK. We work closely with the team at the BabyLab and researchers across the UK. If you would like to learn more about our collaborators, please follow the links below:
- British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (http://www.basisnetwork.org)
- Birkbeck, University of London (http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk)
- Evelina London Children's Hospital (https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/Home.aspx)
- Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn)
iBASIS is a study that looked at whether a parent-support programme could have a useful impact on parents and infant siblings of a child with a diagnosis of autism. We looked specifically at whether parents would value the intervention programme and whether there would be an impact on later child development.
The intervention was aimed to help parents understand their infant's communication style and adapt their responses to promote social and communication development in their child.
This was the first experimental trial of a targeted intervention at the end of the first year of life in infant siblings of children already diagnosed with autism.
Through the intervention, we aimed to shift aspects of behaviours, brain function and genetic expression.