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ERIC Number: ED568530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 246
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-5578-8
Parent Training and Parent Support: The Efficacy of a Parent-Focused Parent Training Support Group for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behavior
Gattuso, Jonna L.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of parents' participation in a supplemental parent-focused parent education/support group following participation in a pre-existing parent training program. For the purpose of this study, the term "parent" will be used for the child's primary caregiver(s). Parents participated in a pilot of one of three parent education/support groups (autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or behavioral problems) based on their child's diagnosis. Pre- and post-measures of parental competency, family life impairment, and parenting stress were analyzed. The parent education/support groups consisted of a two-hour meeting once per week for a series of six weeks. A pre-screening tool was administered as a means of recruitment, but also to identify areas that may be of specific interest to participating parents. The parent education/support groups consisted of a combined lecture and discussion format, with the greater emphasis on discussing the parent experience of the given session topic. The goal of this study is to understand how best to support families of children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and behavioral problems, including identifying the potential need for additional parental support services. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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