Abstract

Attention Intervention (JAI) conducted by graduate researcher, parent, and caregiver, would change the use of joint attention (JA) by a three-year-old suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The participant was a three-­year-­old child suspected of having ASD. Intervention was conducted twice per week for 30-45 minute duration by the student graduate researcher at a university clinic under the supervisor of Dr. Bonnie Berg, CCC­SLP. The parent and child's caregiver were trained in JAI and implemented the intervention daily in the home environment. The author's research question was, "Will the use of a JAI parent­mediated intervention model increase the JA of a three-year-old suspected of having ASD over a bi-weekly 5 week intervention period?" Following JAI, JA use to respond to JA was inconsistent, but the child increased her ability to initiate JA acts. The child's expressive language also increased throughout the study.

Advisor

Bonnie Berg

First Committee Member

Sheen Chiou

Second Committee Member

Megan Mahowald

Date of Degree

2015

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services

College

Allied Health and Nursing

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.