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Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01643343
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2012 by The Vista School.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2012
Penn State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Vista School

Brief Summary:
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 or disease
Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency
Study Start Date : October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2014

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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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Months to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01643343

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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
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Responsible Party: The Vista School Identifier: NCT01643343    
Other Study ID Numbers: 33060
First Posted: July 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012
Keywords provided by The Vista School:
autism spectrum disorders
joint attention
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders