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ERIC Number: EJ1006179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Joint Attention in Autism: Teaching Smiling Coordinated with Gaze to Respond to Joint Attention Bids
Krstovska-Guerrero, Ivana; Jones, Emily A.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v7 n1 p93-108 Jan 2013
Children with autism demonstrate early deficits in joint attention and expressions of affect. Interventions to teach joint attention have addressed gaze behavior, gestures, and vocalizations, but have not specifically taught an expression of positive affect such as smiling that tends to occur during joint attention interactions. Intervention was applied to teach smile and gaze shift with eye contact to respond to others' joint attention instructions. All targeted responses increased during intervention, with generalized performance as well as maintenance of performance during follow-up. Related measures of joint attention and characteristics of autism showed overall improvements from pre- to post-intervention. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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