Promoting joint attention in toddlers with autism: a parent-mediated developmental model.

@article{Schertz2007PromotingJA,
  title={Promoting joint attention in toddlers with autism: a parent-mediated developmental model.},
  author={Hannah H Schertz and Samuel L. Odom},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={1562-75}
}
Joint attention, a foundational nonverbal social-communicative milestone that fails to develop naturally in autism, was promoted for three toddlers with early-identified autism through a parent-mediated, developmentally grounded, researcher-guided intervention model. A multiple baseline design compared child performance across four phases of intervention: focusing on faces, turn-taking, responding to joint attention, and initiating joint attention. All toddlers improved performance and two… CONTINUE READING

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