Research at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

Enhancing social turn-taking for preschoolers with autism

This is a completed project.


In this study, the social language of children with autism was measured using an automated vocal analysis system called LENA (Language Environmental Analysis). It was one of the first studies ever to use an automatic voice recorder and analytic software to measure the effects of intervetion on the amount of words and conversational turn-taking between a parent and child.

Project Administration

Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, principal investigator

Nancy Brady, co-investigator

Steve Warren, co-investigator

Project Contact

Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Research Professor
Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Mailing Address:
1052 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
785-864-0528 (phone)
785-864-5323 (fax)

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