Joint Attention & Social Skills

Clinical Question

In Children with Autism, does joint attention (JA) intervention improve social communication skills?

Critically Appraised Papers

Coolican, J. Smith, I. Bryson, S. Brief parent training in pivotal response treatment for preschoolers with autism. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Jones, E.A & Feeley K.M. (2009) Parent Implemented Joint Attention Intervention for preschoolers with Autism. The Best of JSLP-ABA- Consolidated (4) pp74-89

Jones, E.A. (2009) Establishing response and stimulus classes for initiating joint attention in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3: 375-389.

Jones, E., Carr, E., Feeley, K. (2006) Multiple Effects of Joint Attention Intervention for children with Autism. Behaviour Modification, 30, 782-833.

Kasari, C., Gulsrud, A, Wong, Kwon, S & Locke, J (2010) Randomised Controlled Caregiver Mediated Joint Engagement Intervention for Toddlers with Autism. J Autism Dev Disorders 40:1045-1056.

Kasari, C., Paparella, T., Freeman, S. Jahromi, L. (2008) Language outcome in Autism: Randomised Comparison of Joint Attention and Play Interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 125-137.

Oosterling, I. Et al (2010) Randomised controlled Trial of the Focus parent training for toddlers with Autism: 1 year Outcome. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 40, 1447-1458.

Rocha M. L., Schreibman L., & Stahmer A. C. (2007) Effectiveness of Training Parents to Teach Joint Attention in Children with Autism. Journal of Early Intervention,Vol. 29, No. 2, 154 – 172

Vismara L.A & Lyons G. (2007) Using Perseverative Interests to Elicit Joint Attention Behaviours in Young Children with Autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. Volume 9, no. 4.

Whalen, C and Schreibman, L (2003). Joint attention training for children with autism using behaviour modification procedures Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 44:3 pp 456-468




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