ERIC Number: EJ1047398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Internet-Based Intervention Training for Parents of Young Children with Disabilities: A Promising Service-Delivery Model
Meadan, Hedda; Daczewitz, Marcus E.
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n1 p155-169 2015
Efficient early intervention (EI) services are required to serve the needs of young children with disabilities and the needs of their families. Effective EI includes family-centred practices, evidence-based interventions, parent involvement/training, and delivery in children's natural environments. Due to the challenges of providing home-based EI for children with disabilities, there is a need to identify alternative service models. One possible alternative service-delivery model is training and coaching parents from a distance, via Internet technologies. The purposes of this paper are to (a) describe the challenges related to home-based EI services, (b) discuss the potential advantages of using Internet-based interventions as a supplemental service model, and (c) describe current Internet-based interventions by reviewing the literature related to training parents of young children with autism, from a distance via the Internet.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities, Best Practices, Parent Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Distance Education, Delivery Systems, Autism, Home Visits, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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