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Measurement of Joint Attention Fluency

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2012 by The Vista School.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 18, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2012
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Penn State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Vista School
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 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)
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01643343

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

Responsible Party: The Vista School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01643343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 33060
First Submitted: July 16, 2012
First Posted: July 18, 2012
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:
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders