Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2012 by The Vista School
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Penn State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Vista School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01643343
First received: July 16, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2012
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism

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)
Groups/Cohorts
Typically Developing
Typically developing toddler volunteers between the ages of 8 months and 3 years
Autism
Children between the ages of 8 months and 6 years with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder

  Eligibility

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

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • autism spectrum disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hearing or vision problems
  • behaviors that are a danger to self or others
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01643343

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
The Vista School Recruiting
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Contact: Krina Durica    717-583-5102 ext 2006    kdurica@thevistaschool.org   
Contact: Emily Strausbaugh    717-583-5102 ext 1112    estrausbaugh@thevistaschool.org   
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
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
autism
joint attention
imitation
fluency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 22, 2014