Department of Psychology
University of Connecticut
| Participants: || 48 |
| Type of Study: || clinical |
| Location: || Rochester |
| Media type: || not available |
| DOI: || doi:10.21415/Z0Z7-WW89 |
Publications using these data should cite:
Bennetto, Loisa, & Dadlani, Mamta., (2007). Beyond pragmatics:
Morphosyntactic development in autism. Journal of Autism and
Developmental Disorders, 37, 1007-1023. doi:DOI
In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus
must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.
The files consist of transcribed 30-minute free play sessions of
children ages 3-6 years, with ASD, non-ASD developmental delay, and
typical development (n=16 per group). The data are described in Eigsti,
Dadlani & Bennetto (2007). The play session took place at a lab, in a
room containing a standard set of toys and books. All interactions were
videotaped through a one-way mirror. The child played together with the
first author or a trained research assistant. The experimenter followed
the child’s lead at first; if the child did not initiate interaction or
if the play ceased and the child became engaged in solitary play, the
experimenter used a set of standardized prompts to engage the child. In
order to include one verbal interaction that was consistent across
children, the experimenter encouraged the child to look through and
describe a wordless picture book. All the children engaged in this
activity for at least several minutes.
Sessions were transcribed using CLAN. The first 100 utterances for each
participant were included. Transcription details are described in Eigsti
et al., 2007.
Lillian Jarold reformatted this corpus into accord with current (2020) versions of CHAT.