Utility of Genomic Sequencing in Community Care Contexts
Institution: University of Louisville
FOA Number: PAR-20-254
PROJECT NARRATIVE Families with children who have identified deficits in speech and/or sensory or musculoskeletal impairments without a known cause may be referred for genetic testing to find out whether there is a genetic cause. However, there is little research into how parents and caregivers use this diagnosis to inform decisions about therapeutic services, access to school services, or how a genomic diagnosis informs the practice of the community professionals who provide these services. This project will examine how a genomic diagnosis shapes the care that children receive from community professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, behavior analysts, and mental health providers.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sep 22, 2021
Jun 30, 2025