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ERIC Number: EJ1102806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effectiveness and Acceptability of Parent-Implemented Behavior Interventions for Children with Autism in Three African American Families
Robertson, Rachel E.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n2 p107-121 Jun 2016
No studies of parent-implemented behavior interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have purposefully examined their effectiveness and acceptability with African American families. The present study used a multiple baseline across participants design to evaluate the effectiveness of parent-implemented differential reinforcement plus visual support to increase appropriate alternatives to problem behavior in three children with ASD from African American families. Parents also rated the social validity of the intervention and were qualitatively interviewed regarding their perceptions of its effectiveness and acceptability. Results indicated the intervention was effective for 2 of 3 dyads, though levels of treatment integrity ranged greatly across participants and over time. In general, all dyads rated the intervention as acceptable and effective. Implications of this study for effectiveness and acceptability of behavior interventions in groups less represented in autism research are discussed.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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