ERIC Number: EJ1021433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Improving a Family's Overall Quality of Life through Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment
Buckley, Trevor W.; Ente, Angela P.; Ruef, Michael B.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v16 n1 p60-63 Jan 2014
As the diagnoses of autism in young children continually increase, the need for families to have access to research-based treatment models that are effective and efficient has become clear. Current research demonstrates the demand for parent-delivered behavioral interventions. The aim of this single-case study, conducted as part of an integrated Masters in Education/Special Education Credential Program, was to examine the relationship between one parent trained in pivotal response treatment (PRT), her implementation of PRT techniques, and the correlated gains of behavioral compliance in her 6-year-old boy with high-functioning autism (HFA). Visual analysis of collected data as well as calculation of nonoverlapping data points suggest that a parent, when effectively trained, can utilize PRT to increase the rate of behavioral compliance of his or her own children.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Family Environment, Parent Education, Autism, Child Behavior, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Observation, Cooperation, Case Studies, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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