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ERIC Number: EJ1061406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
A Systematic Review of Fidelity of Implementation in Parent-Mediated Early Communication Intervention
Lieberman-Betz, Rebecca G.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v35 n1 p15-27 May 2015
This article examined the reporting of four elements of fidelity of implementation (FOI) in parent-mediated early communication treatment studies. Thirty-five studies were reviewed to extract information regarding reporting of dosage, adherence, quality, and participant responsiveness for both practitioners and parents involved in parent-delivered communication treatment for children birth to 6 years of age. Results indicate relatively low reporting practices across the four elements of FOI for both practitioners and parents. Most studies (71%) reported dosage at the practitioner level (e.g., number and length of parent-training sessions), while few studies (14%) reported dosage at the parent level (i.e., amount of intervention implemented by parents outside of treatment sessions). Results also found 60% of studies reported adherence for parent implementation, but only 34% of studies reported adherence for practitioners. Implications for low reporting in the research literature, as well as recommendations for future reporting and research on FOI, are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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