Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
autism spectrum disorder, joint attention, gaze following, responding, generalization
This study evaluated the implementation of behavioural intervention (i.e., prompting, prompt fading, discrete trial teaching, social reinforcement, and multiple exemplars) to teach three children all diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) how to respond to bids for joint attention by following another’s eye gaze. Additionally, generalization of each child’s responding was evaluated across four different bid types (i.e., varied presentation and/or stimuli used), as well as with a parent/caregiver. To promote generalization, teaching occurred in both the child’s home and clinical environment, as well as when seated at a table or on the floor while engaging in an activity. Using a multiple baseline design across bid types for each participant, the results showed that behavioural intervention to teach responding to joint attention bids using gaze following was successful for all participants. Response generalization was shown across bid types for all participants. All participants’ skills were also generalized to their parent or caregiver.
Wickstrom, Randi, "Training Responding to Joint Attention Bids Using Gaze Following and Multiple Bid Types" (2020). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 77.