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  • Main Title The emergence of joint attention in a naturalistic parent training program.


  • Author: Goettl, Elizabeth J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Rosales-Ruiz, Jesus
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Ellis, Janet
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2008-05
  • Digitized: 2008-07-22


  • English


  • Content Description: Behaviors related to joint attention have been described by behavior analysts and developmental psychologists alike as having a distinctly social function. Children with autism often do not emit these behaviors. Research on the collateral effects of teaching joint attention suggests far reaching consequences. Given the reported benefits of using these behaviors, and the theoretical descriptions of their function, we assessed joint attention as a collateral effect of a naturalistic parent training program. Data suggest that although these behaviors were not directly targeted, they increased in all 3 children. Implications of parent training goals and child intervention targets are discussed in terms of a behavior analysis of joint attention and child development.


  • Keyword: Joint attention
  • Keyword: collateral effects
  • Keyword: parent training
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Joint attention.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Parenting -- Study and teaching.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Parents of autistic children.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Autistic children -- Treatment.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Goettl, Elizabeth J.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 260332427
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc6104


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Behavior Analysis
  • Academic Department: Department of Behavior Analysis
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas