Affiliation: University of California
- Caregiver-Mediated Intervention for Low-Resourced Preschoolers With Autism: An RCTConnie Kasari
Human Development and Psychology, Center for Autism Research and Treatment, and
Pediatrics 134:e72-9. 2014..Low resource was defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development low-income index or 1 "indicator," (eg, Medicaid eligibility). Child outcomes focused on joint engagement, joint attention, and play...
- Longitudinal follow-up of children with autism receiving targeted interventions on joint attention and playConnie Kasari
Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California at Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:487-95. 2012..This study examines the cognitive and language outcomes of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over a 5-year period after receiving targeted early interventions that focused on joint attention and play skills...
- Making the connection: randomized controlled trial of social skills at school for children with autism spectrum disordersConnie Kasari
Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:431-9. 2012..One intervention involved a peer-mediated approach (PEER) and the other involved a child-assisted approach (CHILD)...
- Language outcome in autism: randomized comparison of joint attention and play interventionsConnie Kasari
Psychological Studies in Education, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Consult Clin Psychol 76:125-37. 2008..These findings suggest clinically significant benefits of actively treating JA and SP skills in young children with autism...
- Brief report: longitudinal improvements in the quality of joint attention in preschool children with autismKathy Lawton
Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California, 68 268 Semel Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 42:307-12. 2012..During the follow up visits, the joint attention and symbolic play intervention groups produced more of these two types of joint attention quality than the control group...
- Preschool based JASPER intervention in minimally verbal children with autism: pilot RCTKelly Stickles Goods
Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, 760 Westwood Plaza, Semel 67 464, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 43:1050-6. 2013..These results provide further support that even brief, targeted interventions on joint attention and play can improve core deficits in minimally verbal children with ASD...
- Parent-child interactions in autism: characteristics of playStephanny Freeman
Division of Child Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1759, USA
Autism 17:147-61. 2013..Parent imitation was also related to longer sequences of play. The findings can guide further research and play intervention for parents...
- The emergence of nonverbal joint attention and requesting skills in young children with autismTanya Paparella
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
J Commun Disord 44:569-83. 2011....
- Children with autism's response to novel stimuli while participating in interventions targeting joint attention or symbolic play skillsAmanda C Gulsrud
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Autism 11:535-46. 2007..These results suggest that generalization of joint attention skills to a novel probe did occur for the group targeting joint attention and provides further evidence of the effectiveness of the joint attention intervention...
- The co-regulation of emotions between mothers and their children with autismAmanda C Gulsrud
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 40:227-37. 2010..The results of this study indicate a positive effect of an intervention targeting joint engagement on emotion co-regulation outcomes...
- Randomized controlled caregiver mediated joint engagement intervention for toddlers with autismConnie Kasari
Division of Psychological Studies in Education, University of California Los Angeles, 3132 Moore Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 40:1045-56. 2010..These are among the first randomized controlled data to suggest that short-term parent-mediated interventions can have important effects on core impairments in toddlers with autism. Clinical Trials #: NCT00065910...
- Interventions addressing social impairment in autismConnie Kasari
Center for Autism Research and Treatment, 68 268 Semel Institute UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Curr Psychiatry Rep 14:713-25. 2012..Future studies should focus on isolating the active ingredients of interventions and include broader participant representation...
- Social networks and friendships at school: comparing children with and without ASDConnie Kasari
Semel Institute, University of California Los Angeles, 68 268, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 41:533-44. 2011..Thus, while the majority of high functioning children with ASD struggle with peer relationships in general education classrooms, a small percentage of them appear to have social success...
- New directions in behavioral treatment of autism spectrum disordersConnie Kasari
Psychological Studies in Education and Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Curr Opin Neurol 23:137-43. 2010..Noteworthy findings and intervention strategies are highlighted. Additionally, the quality of all reviewed studies is systematically evaluated...