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dc.contributor.advisorFannin, Danaien_US
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Courtney D., 1994-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-30T20:34:42Z
dc.date.available2015-04-30T20:34:42Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13660
dc.description.abstractAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder with core deficits that impair communication, emotional development, and joint attention skills (Landa, Gross, Stuart, & Faherty, 2013). Joint attention skills have been shown to relate to expressive language development, and usually emerge later in children with ASD when compared to typically developing children (Paparella, Goods, Freeman, & Kasari (2011). By completing a literature review of the JASPER and EMT treatment methods, as well as a quasi-experimental study of the implementation of a JASP + EMT treatment on a three-year old minimally verbal boy with moderate ASD, it was found that significant improvements could be made in the duration of the Person Engaged joint engagement state over the course of twelve sessions. These results suggest that younger children than previously thought can show improvement from this type of treatment, and provide information about the training requirements that are needed.en_US
dc.format.extent16 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.subjectEnhanced milieu therapyen_US
dc.subjectJASPERen_US
dc.subjectMinimally verbalen_US
dc.titleJoint attention and joint engagement among minimally verbal children with autism: a review of JASPER and EMT for preschoolersen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Allied Health and Communicative Disordersen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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