Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified July 2012 by The Vista School
Penn State University
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The Vista School Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2012
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this research is to study joint attention. Joint attention plays a critical role in social and language development in children with and without autism. Joint attention is the shared attention between a child and another person. This study seeks to set a standard benchmark of frequency scores for joint attention. Finding a rate of engaging in joint attention behavior would offer a benchmark for all researchers and practitioners working with learners with and without autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency

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Further study details as provided by The Vista School:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Typically Developing
Typically developing toddler volunteers between the ages of 8 months and 3 years
Children between the ages of 8 months and 6 years with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Months to 6 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Community sample


Inclusion Criteria:

  • autism spectrum disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hearing or vision problems
  • behaviors that are a danger to self or others
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01643343

United States, Pennsylvania
The Vista School Recruiting
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Contact: Krina Durica    717-583-5102 ext 2006   
Contact: Emily Strausbaugh    717-583-5102 ext 1112   
Principal Investigator: Richard M Kubina, Ph.D., BCBA-D         
Sub-Investigator: Kirsten K.L. Yurich, M.A., BCBA         
Sub-Investigator: Krina C Durica, B.S.         
Sub-Investigator: Emily Strausbaugh, Ed.S., NCSP         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Vista School
Penn State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: The Vista School Identifier: NCT01643343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 33060
Study First Received: July 16, 2012
Last Updated: July 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Vista School:
autism spectrum disorders
joint attention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 23, 2014