A preliminary investigation of eye-gaze patterns on fast-mapping abilities of children with ASD
Owens, Justin W.
AdvisorSelf, Trisha L.; Chaparro, Barbara S.
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Crumrine, Daiquirie, Justin Owens, Megan Adams, and Lindsay Salamone (2010). A preliminary investigation of eye-gaze patterns on fast-mapping abilities of children with ASD. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 93-94
Research has suggested that during storybook reading children’s eye-gaze is primarily on the picture versus the text. Further research with written fast-mapping (FM) indicates that children acquire orthographic images during reading after minimal exposure. Limited research has been conducted on the FM or orthographic skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose was to investigate eye-gaze patterns of children with ASD to assess orthographic and written FM abilities. Twin 6-year-old boys with ASD and two 5- year-old typically developing children participated. Fast-mapping skills were assessed by presenting novel words and pictures on a computer. Eye-gaze patterns were analyzed using Tobii Studio 2.0.1 eye tracking software. Data was analyzed to determine eye-gaze patterns in relation to FM skills.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions and Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences