Children with autism's response to novel stimuli while participating in interventions targeting joint attention or symbolic play skills

@article{Gulsrud2007ChildrenWA,
  title={Children with autism's response to novel stimuli while participating in interventions targeting joint attention or symbolic play skills},
  author={Amanda Gulsrud and Connie Kasari and Stephanny F. N. Freeman and Tanya Paparella},
  journal={Autism},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={535 - 546}
}
Thirty-five children diagnosed with autism were randomly assigned to either a joint attention or a symbolic play intervention. During the 5—8 week treatment, three novel probes were administered to determine mastery of joint attention skills. The probes consisted of auditory and visual stimuli, such as a loud spider crawling or a musical ball bouncing. The current study examined affect, gaze, joint attention behaviors, and verbalizations at three different time points of intervention. Results… Expand
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