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.


Bonnie Berg

First Committee Member

Sheen Chiou

Second Committee Member

Megan Mahowald

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services


Allied Health and Nursing

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