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ERIC Number: EJ1122094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Remembering Parents in Parent-Mediated Early Intervention: An Approach to Examining Impact on Parents and Families
Wainer, Allison L.; Hepburn, Susan; McMahon Griffith, Elizabeth
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v21 n1 p5-17 Jan 2017
The goal of this review is to advance the discussion regarding meaningful outcomes of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. The rapid growth in the development and evaluation of early intervention approaches for autism spectrum disorder includes both therapist-driven and parent-mediated interventions. The majority of research on both approaches to early intervention focuses on promoting child outcomes (e.g. language acquisition) with less emphasis on family and parent outcomes (e.g. quality of life, self-efficacy). Given that parent buy-in is essential for parent-mediated interventions to be effective over time, increased attention to family outcomes that are of value to families and have the potential to be impacted positively by these interventions is needed to develop, disseminate, and sustain high-quality interventions in community settings. In this review, we draw from work on parent and family outcomes targeted in related fields (e.g. Part C early intervention, pediatric chronic illness, behavior management parent training) that we propose are particularly relevant for evaluating the impact of parent-mediated interventions in early intervention for autism spectrum disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS); Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) (DHHS/ACL)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Assessment Device; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Parenting Stress Index; Questionnaire on Resources and Stress
Grant or Contract Numbers: R40MC277030100; T73MC11044; 90DD0699