01-02-2010 | Original Paper
The Sequential Relationship Between Parent Attentional Cues and Sustained Attention to Objects in Young Children with Autism
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2010Log in om toegang te krijgen
This study examined the sequential relationship between parent attentional cues and sustained attention to objects in young children with autism during a 20 min free-play interaction session. Twenty-five parent–child dyads with a preschool child with autism participated. Results indicated that (a) parent attentional cues that maintained the child’s focus of attention were more likely to support child sustained object attention than parent attentional cues that redirected the child from his or her focus of attention or introduced a new focus of attention (d = 4.46), and (b) parent attentional cues that included three or more parent behaviors were more likely to support child sustained object attention than parent attentional cues that included one or two parent behaviors (d = 1.03).