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.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services
Allied Health and Nursing
Schultz, R. (2015). Joint Attention Intervention with Assisting Parent Mediated Techniques to Increase a Toddler with Autism Spectrum Disorders' Use of Joint Attention: A Single Case Study [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/393/
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